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    Electrical conductivity and charge diffusion in thermal QCD from the lattice

    Aarts, Gert and Allton, Chris and Amato, Alessandro and Giudice, Pietro and Hands, Simon and Skullerud, Jon-Ivar (2015) Electrical conductivity and charge diffusion in thermal QCD from the lattice. Journal of High Energy Physics (186). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1029-8479

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    We present a lattice QCD calculation of the charge diffusion coefficient, the electrical conductivity and various susceptibilities of conserved charges, for a range of temperatures below and above the deconfinement crossover. The calculations include the contributions from up, down and strange quarks. We find that the diffusion coefficient is of the order of 1/(2πT) and has a dip around the crossover temperature. Our results are obtained with lattice simulations containing 2+1 dynamical flavours on anisotropic lattices. The Maximum Entropy Method is used to construct spectral functions from correlators of the conserved vector current.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
    Keywords: Quark-Gluon Plasma; Lattice QCD; Phase Diagram of QCD;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 6292
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    Depositing User: Dr. Jonivar Skullerud
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 15:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes

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