We use a form of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem to derive formulas giving the rate of production of spin 1/2 baryons in terms of the fluctuations of either meson or quark fields. The most general formulas do not assume thermal or chemical equilibrium. When evaluated in a thermal ensemble we find equilibration times on the order of 10 fm/c near the critical temperature in QCD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1341102|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics