publication . Article . Preprint . 2006

Energy loss of gluons, baryons and k-quarks in an N = 4 SYM plasma

Chernicoff, Mariano; Guijosa, Alberto;
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  • Published: 15 Nov 2006 Journal: Journal of High Energy Physics, volume 2,007, pages 84-84 (eissn: 1029-8479, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
We consider different types of external color sources that move through a strongly-coupled thermal N=4 super-Yang-Mills plasma, and calculate, via the AdS/CFT correspondence, the dissipative force (or equivalently, the rate of energy loss) they experience. A bound state of k quarks in the totally antisymmetric representation is found to feel a force with a nontrivial k-dependence. Our result for k=1 (or k=N-1) agrees at large N with the one obtained recently by Herzog et al. and Gubser, but contains in addition an infinite series of 1/N corrections. The baryon (k=N) is seen to experience no drag. Finally, a heavy gluon is found to be subject to a force which at ...
Subjects
arXiv: High Energy Physics::Phenomenology
free text keywords: AdS/QCD correspondence, Physics, Gauge theory, Quantum electrodynamics, dS/CFT correspondence, Gluon, 1/N expansion, Quark, Baryon, Bound state, Particle physics, High Energy Physics - Theory
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2006

Energy loss of gluons, baryons and k-quarks in an N = 4 SYM plasma

Chernicoff, Mariano; Guijosa, Alberto;