LOW-MOMENTUM PION ENHANCEMENT INDUCED BY CHIRAL SYMMETRY RESTORATION

PENGFEI ZHUANG
2004 International Journal of Modern Physics A  
The thermal and nonthermal pion production by sigma decay and its relation with chiral symmetry restoration in a hot and dense matter are investigated. The nonthermal decay into pions of sigma mesons which are popularly produced in chiral symmetric phase leads to a low-momentum pion enhancement as a possible signature of chiral phase transition at finite temperature and density.
doi:10.1142/s0217751x04016490 fatcat:fqdvuxl5angyvln5hg6b4hj7xi