Longitudinal oscillations in a classical Yang-Mills plasma
Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Centro Ricerche Frascati,
C.P. 65, 00044 Frascati, Rome, Italy
Revised: 10 June 1999
Published online: 15 January 2000
An analytical approach to the non linear system describing classical 1D longitudinal oscillations in an SU(2) plasma is proposed. A physical interpretation is given for two distinct "Abelian"and "non-Abelian"phases of the non-linear oscillations. Numerical estimates of meaningful physical quantities are made. Analytical results are extended to the physically more relevant SU(3) case, for which numerical simulations have been also carried out.
PACS: 12.38.Mh – Quark-gluon plasma / 52.35.Mw – Nonlinear waves and nonlinear wave propagation (including parametric effects, mode coupling, ponderomotive effects, etc.)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000