The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 131–143 | Cite as

Longitudinal oscillations in a classical Yang-Mills plasma

  • F. ZoncaEmail author
  • R. Sisto


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.


12.38.Mh Quark-gluon plasma 52.35.Mw Nonlinear waves and nonlinear wave propagation (including parametric effects, mode coupling, ponderomotive effects, etc.) 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla FusioneCentro Ricerche FrascatiFrascati, RomeItaly

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