Transverse transport properties of a charged drop in an electric field

S. Bondarenko, K. Komoshvili

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Transport properties of a charged droplet of weakly interacting particles in transverse electric field are investigated. Nonequilibrium, time-dependent distribution function which describes a process of the droplet transverse evolution with constant entropy in the field is calculated. With the help of this distribution function, shear viscosity coefficients in the transverse plane are calculated as well. They are found to be dependent on the ratio of the potential energy of the droplet in the electric field to the kinetic energy of the droplet; for weakly interacting particles, this parameter is small. Additionally, these coefficients are time-dependent and change during the hydrodynamical state of the droplet's expansion. Applicability of the results to the description of initial states of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) obtained in high-energy interactions of nuclei is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1550034
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number5
StatePublished - 29 May 2015


  • Plasma transport
  • plasma
  • quark-gluon plasma


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