Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD

Burnier Y, Laine M, Vepsaelaeinen M (2008)
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We elaborate on the fact that quarkonium in hot QCD should not be thought of as a stationary bound state in a temperature-dependent real potential, but as a short-lived transient, with an exponentially decaying wave function. The reason is the existence of an imaginary part in the pertinent static potential, signalling the "disappearance", due to inelastic scatterings with hard particles in the plasma, of the off-shell gluons that bind the quarks together. By solving the corresponding Schrodinger equation, we estimate numerically the near-threshold spectral functions in scalar, pseudoscalar, vector and axial vector channels, as a function of the temperature and of the heavy quark mass. In particular, we point out a subtlety in the determination of the scalar channel spectral function and, resolving it to the best of our understanding, suggest that at least in the bottomonium case, a resonance peak can be observed also in the scalar channel, even though it is strongly suppressed with respect to the peak in the vector channel. Finally, we plot the physical dilepton production rate, stressing that despite the eventual disappearance of the resonance peak from the corresponding spectral function, the quarkonium contribution to the dilepton rate becomes move pronounced with increasing temperature, because of the yield from free heavy quarks.
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Burnier Y, Laine M, Vepsaelaeinen M. Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD. JHEP. 2008;(1).
Burnier, Y., Laine, M., & Vepsaelaeinen, M. (2008). Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD. JHEP(1).
Burnier, Y., Laine, M., and Vepsaelaeinen, M. (2008). Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD. JHEP.
Burnier, Y., Laine, M., & Vepsaelaeinen, M., 2008. Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD. JHEP, (1).
Y. Burnier, M. Laine, and M. Vepsaelaeinen, “Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD”, JHEP, 2008.
Burnier, Y., Laine, M., Vepsaelaeinen, M.: Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD. JHEP. (2008).
Burnier, Yannis, Laine, Mikko, and Vepsaelaeinen, M. “Heavy quarkonium in any channel in resummed hot QCD”. JHEP 1 (2008).
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