This pedagogically intended lecture, one of four under the header "Basics of thermal QCD", reviews an interesting relationship, originally pointed out by Bodeker, that exists between the bulk viscosity of Yang-Mills theory (of possible relevance to the hydrodynamics of heavy ion collision experiments) and the decay rate of scalar fields coupled very weakly to a heat bath (appearing in some particle physics inspired cosmological scenarios). This topic serves, furthermore, as a platform on which a number of generic thermal field theory concepts are illustrated. The other three lectures (on the QCD equation of state and the rates of elastic as well as inelastic processes experienced by heavy quarks) are recapitulated in brief encyclopedic form.
Laine M. On bulk viscosity and moduli decay. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186. 2010;186:404-416.
Laine, M. (2010). On bulk viscosity and moduli decay. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186, 186, 404-416. doi:10.1143/PTPS.186.404
Laine, M. (2010). On bulk viscosity and moduli decay. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186 186, 404-416.
Laine, M., 2010. On bulk viscosity and moduli decay. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186, 186, p 404-416.
M. Laine, “On bulk viscosity and moduli decay”, Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186, vol. 186, 2010, pp. 404-416.
Laine, M.: On bulk viscosity and moduli decay. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186. 186, 404-416 (2010).
Laine, Mikko. “On bulk viscosity and moduli decay”. Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl.186 186 (2010): 404-416.
This data publication is cited in the following publications:
This publication cites the following data publications: