Publications [#304590] of Berndt Mueller

Papers Published
  1. Pöschl, W; Müller, B, Real time dynamics of colliding gauge fields and the "glue burst", Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 60 no. 11 (1999), pp. 1-16 .

    The Yang-Mills equations provide a classical mean field description of gauge fields. In view of developing a coherent description of the formation of the quark gluon plasma in high energetic nucleus-nucleus collisions we study pure gauge field dynamics in 3 + 1 dimensions. In collisions of wave packets, numerically simulated on a SU(2) gauge lattice, we study transverse and longitudinal energy currents. For wave packets with different polarizations in color space, we observe a time-delayed fragmentation after the collision resulting in a rapid expansion into transverse directions. We call this phenomenon the "glue burst." An analysis of the Yang-Mills equations reveals the explanation for this behavior. It is pointed out that this effect could play a role in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. ©1999 The American Physical Society.