Effective degrees of freedom in QCD thermodynamics
1 Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland
2 Bogoliubov Laboratory for Theoretical Physics, JINR Dubna, Russia
3 German Aerospace Center, Institute of Communications and Navigation, Neustrelitz, Germany
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Published online: 29 April 2014
An effective model reproducing the equation of state of hadronic matter as obtained in recent lattice QCD simulations and from hadron resonance gas data is presented. The hadronic phase is described by means of an extended Mott-Hagedorn resonance gas while the QGP phase is described by the extended PNJL model. The dissociation of hadrons is obtained by including the state dependent hadron resonance width. The model gives a quantitative estimate for partial fractions of hadronic and partonic degrees of freedom above Tc.
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