Dynamical generation of the constituent mass in expanding plasma

I.N. Mishustin, O. Scavenius
1997 Physics Letters B  
We investigate dynamics of the chiral transition in expanding quark-antiquark plasma produced in an ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision. The chiral symmetry break-down and dynamical generation of the constituent quark mass are studied within the linear sigma model and Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. Time dependence of the quark and antiquark densities is obtained from the scaling solution of the relativistic Vlasov equation. Fast initial growth and strong oscillations of the constituent quark mass
more » ... are found in the linear sigma model as well as in the NJL model, when derivative terms are taken into account.
doi:10.1016/s0370-2693(97)00136-6 fatcat:y2gyfqfx45f2vmu6lmkba2sota