Modification of Z boson properties in the quark-gluon plasma

J. I. Kapusta, S. M H Wong

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Abstract

We calculate the change in the effective mass and width of a Z boson in the environment of a quark-gluon plasma under the conditions expected in Pb-Pb collisions at the CERN LHC. The change in width is predicted to be only about 1 MeV at a temperature of 1 GeV, compared to the natural width of 2490±7 MeV. The mass shift is even smaller. Hence no observable effects are to be expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number037301
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2000

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