Jan 23 – 27, 2023
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

Relativistic fluid dynamics of multiple conserved charges in heavy-ion collisions

Jan 25, 2023, 6:00 PM
Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy

Short Contribution Wednesday Afternoon


Jan Fotakis (University of Frankfurt)


The strongly interacting matter created in high-energy heavy-ion collisions contains a multitude of conserved quantum charges, like the baryon number, strangeness, and electric charge. These conserved charges lead to coupled charge currents, e.g. a baryon diffusion current, strangeness current and electric charge current. In this talk, we briefly present a novel derivation of second-order relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics from the Boltzmann equation for multicomponent reactive mixtures with $N_{\text{spec}}$ particle species and with $N_q$ conserved charges. We will show and discuss the coupled-charge transport, the resulting separation of charge, and the implied baryon-electric or baryon-strangeness correlations in heavy-ion collisions, and argue that such effects may be relevant for programs at the future FAIR and NICA facilities, or for the discussion of the recent isobar run at RHIC.

Topic Heavy Ion Physics

Primary author

Jan Fotakis (University of Frankfurt)


Carsten Greiner (Goethe University Frankfurt) Dirk Rischke (University of Frankfurt) Etele Molnár (University of Frankfurt) Harri Niemi (University of Jyväskylä)

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