Comments on quasiparticle models of quark-gluon plasma

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Here we comment on the thermodynamic inconsistency problem and the reformulation of statistical mechanics of widely studied quasiparticle models of quark-gluon plasma. Their starting relation, the expression for pressure itself is a wrong choice and lead to thermodynamic inconsistency and the requirements of the reformulation of statistical mechanics. We propose a new approach to the problem using the standard statistical mechanics and is thermodynamically consistent. We also show that the other quasiparticle models may be obtained from our general formalism as a special case under certain restrictive condition. Further, as an example, we have applied our model to explain the nonideal behaviour of gluon plasma and obtained a remarkable good fit to the lattice results by adjusting just a single parameter. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.




Bannur, V. M. (2007). Comments on quasiparticle models of quark-gluon plasma. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 647(4), 271–274.

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