Density fluctuations in baryon-rich quark matter Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2016 Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Nuclear Society, Science Press China and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore. At finite baryon chemical potential, the density of a quark matter develops large fluctuations when it undergoes a first-order phase transition. Based on the transport equation derived from the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model, we have studied the density fluctuations in a baryon-rich quark matter that is confined in a finite volume. Allowing the expansion of the quark matter using initial conditions from either a blast wave model or a multiphase transport (AMPT) model, we have further studied the survivability of the density fluctuations as the density and temperature of the quark matter decrease. Possible experimental signatures of the density fluctuations are suggested.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ko, C. M., & Li, F.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • October 2016