Charmonium in a weakly coupled quark-gluon plasma

Daphne Levin-Plotnik, Benjamin Svetitsky

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Abstract

We present a model of charmonium as two heavy quarks propagating classically in a weakly coupled quark-gluon plasma. The quarks interact via a static, color-dependent potential and also suffer collisions with the plasma particles. We calculate the radiation width of the color octet state (for fixed, classical qq̄ separation) and find that the state is long lived provided a finite gluon mass is used to establish a threshold energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4248-4250
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review D
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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