From Color Fields to Quark Gluon Plasma Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss a model for the energy distribution and the early space-time evolution of a heavy ion collision. We estimate the gluon field generated in the wake of hard processes and through primordial fluctuations of the color charges in the nuclei. Without specifying the dynamical mechanism of thermalization we calculate the energy momentum tensor of the following plasma phase. The results of this model can be used as initial conditions for a further hydrodynamic evolution. 2006.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Physics A

author list (cited authors)

  • Fries, R. J., Kapusta, J. I., & Li, Y.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Fries, Rainer J||Kapusta, Joseph I||Li, Yang

publication date

  • January 2006