TY - JOUR

T1 - Transport theory of relativistic heavy-ion collisions with chiral symmetry

AU - Zhang, Wei-Min

AU - Wilets, Lawrence

PY - 1992/1/1

Y1 - 1992/1/1

N2 - A transport theory with chiral symmetry is developed from the quark level to describe the chiral dynamics in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. The strong interaction is treated effectively by the NambuJona-Lasinio model. A set of generalized Boltzmann equations of constitutent quarks and mesons is derived by using the closed time-path Greens function technique and a loop expansion approach. Chiral symmetry, energy spectrum and dissipation, and density distributions of constitutent quarks and mesons can then be studied self-consistently in the nonequilibrium dynamical processes. In particular, the discussion for exploring chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration and for studying dynamics of meson production (as collective qq» excitations) in heavy-ion collisions is presented.

AB - A transport theory with chiral symmetry is developed from the quark level to describe the chiral dynamics in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. The strong interaction is treated effectively by the NambuJona-Lasinio model. A set of generalized Boltzmann equations of constitutent quarks and mesons is derived by using the closed time-path Greens function technique and a loop expansion approach. Chiral symmetry, energy spectrum and dissipation, and density distributions of constitutent quarks and mesons can then be studied self-consistently in the nonequilibrium dynamical processes. In particular, the discussion for exploring chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration and for studying dynamics of meson production (as collective qq» excitations) in heavy-ion collisions is presented.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevC.45.1900

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevC.45.1900

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001435968

VL - 45

SP - 1900

EP - 1917

JO - Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

JF - Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

SN - 0556-2813

IS - 4

ER -