Quarkonium formation time in quark-gluon plasma Academic Article uri icon


  • The quarkonium formation time in a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) is determined from the space-time correlator of heavy quark vector currents using the quarkonium in-medium mass and wave function obtained from heavy quark potentials extracted from the lattice QCD. It is found that the formation time of a quarkonium increases with the temperature of the QGP and diverges near its dissociation temperature. Also, the quarkonium formation time is longer if the heavy quark potential is taken to be the free energy from lattice calculations for a heavy quark pair, compared to that based on the more negative internal energy. 2013 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C

author list (cited authors)

  • Song, T., Ko, C. M., & Lee, S. H.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Song, Taesoo||Ko, Che Ming||Lee, Su Houng

publication date

  • March 2013