Transport coefficients of heavy quarkonia comparing with heavy quark coefficients

Juhee Hong, Su Houng Lee

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We revisit the transport coefficients of heavy quarkonia moving in high-temperature QCD plasmas. The thermal width and mass shift for heavy quarkonia are closely related to the momentum diffusion coefficient and its dispersive counterpart for heavy quarks, respectively. For quarkonium at rest in plasmas the longitudinal gluon part of the color-singlet self-energy diagram is sufficient to determine the leading-order thermal width, whereas the momentum dependence is obtained from the transverse gluon channel. Using the quarkonium-gluon effective vertex based on the dipole interaction of color charges, we discuss the damping rate, the effective rest and kinetic mass shifts of slowly moving quarkonia and compare with the corresponding coefficients of heavy quarks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137351
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 10

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (No. 2021R1I1A1A01054927 ).

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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