Quark–gluon plasma as a strongly coupled color-Coulombic plasma
Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428, India
Revised: 22 March 1999
Published online: 14 October 1999
We show that the extensively studied equation of state (EOS) of strongly coupled QED plasma fits the recent lattice EOS data of gluon plasma remarkably well, with appropriate modifications to take account of color degrees of freedom and the running coupling constant. Hence we conclude that the quark–gluon plasma near the critical temperature is a strongly coupled color-Coulombic plasma.
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