Transport coefficients in Yang-Mills theory and QCD.

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  • 26-09-2015

Christiansen N, Haas M, Pawlowski JM, Strodthoff N. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2015 Sep;115(11):112002. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.112002.

We calculate the shear-viscosity-over-entropy-density ratio η/s in Yang-Mills theory from the Kubo formula using an exact diagrammatic representation in terms of full propagators and vertices using gluon spectral functions as external input. We provide an analytic fit formula for the temperature dependence of η/s over the whole temperature range from a glueball resonance gas at low temperatures, to a high-temperature regime consistent with perturbative results. Subsequently, we provide a first estimate for η/s in QCD.

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