Perturbative thermal QCD : Formalism and applications

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Ghiglieri , J , Kurkela , A , Strickland , M & Vuorinen , A 2020 , ' Perturbative thermal QCD : Formalism and applications ' , Physics Reports , vol. 880 , pp. 1-73 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2020.07.004

Title: Perturbative thermal QCD : Formalism and applications
Author: Ghiglieri, Jacopo; Kurkela, Aleksi; Strickland, Michael; Vuorinen, Aleksi
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Department of Physics
Date: 2020-10-13
Language: eng
Number of pages: 73
Belongs to series: Physics Reports
ISSN: 0370-1573
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2020.07.004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321239
Abstract: In this review article, we discuss the current status and future prospects of perturbation theory as a means of studying the equilibrium thermodynamic and near-equilibrium transport properties of deconfined QCD matter. We begin with a brief introduction to the general topic, after which we review in some detail the foundations and modern techniques of the real- and imaginary-time formalisms of thermal field theory, covering e.g. the different bases used in the real-time formalism and the resummations required to deal with soft and collinear contributions. After this, we discuss the current status of applications of these techniques, including topics such as electromagnetic rates, transport coefficients, jet quenching, heavy quarks and quarkonia, and the Equations of State of hot quark-gluon plasma as well as cold and dense quark matter. Finally, we conclude with our view of the future directions of the field, i.e. how we anticipate perturbative calculations to contribute to our collective understanding of strongly interacting matter in the coming years. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.
Subject: Quantum Chromodynamics
Thermal field theory
Perturbation theory
Real-time formalism
Imaginary-time formalism
QUARK-GLUON PLASMA
EFFECTIVE-FIELD THEORY
RADIATIVE ENERGY-LOSS
HEAVY-ION COLLISIONS
3-LOOP FREE-ENERGY
HOT GAUGE-THEORIES
FINITE-TEMPERATURE
DAMPING RATE
GREEN-FUNCTIONS
SHEAR VISCOSITY
114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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