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Luis M. A. Bettencourt, F. Cooper and K. Pao, "Relativistic Hydrodynamic Scaling from the dynamics of relativistic quantum field theory", Physical Review Letters, vol. 89, pp. 112301, 2002

Abstract

Relativistic hydrodynamic scaling or boost invariance is a particularly important hydrodynamic regime, describing collective flows of relativistic many body systems and is used in the interpretation of experiments from high-energy cosmic rays to relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We show evidence for the emergence of hydrodynamic scaling from the dynamics of relativistic quantum field theory. We consider a quartic scalar field model in 1+1 dimensions in the Hartree approximation and study the relativistic collisions of two kinks and the decay of a localized high-energy density region. We find that thermodynamic scalar isosurfaces show approximate boost invariance at high-energy densities.

BibTeX Entry

@article{bettencourt-2002-relativistic,
author = {Luis M. A. Bettencourt and F. Cooper and K. Pao},
title = {Relativistic Hydrodynamic Scaling from the dynamics of relativistic quantum field theory},
year = {2002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
volume = {89},
pages = {112301}
}