Mahatsab Mandal

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Taking an effective $\rho\pi\pi$ interaction, the self energy of $\rho$ at finite temperature in an arbitrary external magnetic field is calculated using the real time formalism of thermal field theory. The effect of temperature and magnetic field on the in-medium spectral functions are studied. The effective mass and dispersion relations are evaluated from the pole of the complete $\rho$ propagator. Read More

We calculate the rho meson mass in a weak magnetic field using effective $\rho\pi\pi$ interaction. It is seen that both $\rho^0$ and $\rho^\pm$ masses decrease with the magnetic field in vacuum. $\rho$ meson dispersion relation has been calculated and shown to be different for $\rho^0$ and $\rho^\pm$. Read More

We calculate the yield of lepton pair production from jet-plasma interaction where the plasma is anisotropic in momentum space. We compare both the $M$ and $p_T$ distributions from such process with the Drell-Yan contribution. It is observed that the invariant mass distribution of lepton pair from such process dominate over the Drell-Yan up to $3$ GeV at RHIC and up to $10$ GeV at LHC. Read More

In this work, dispersion relations of $\pi^0$ and $\pi^{\pm}$ have been studied in vacuum in the limit of weak external magnetic field using a phenomenological pion-nucleon $(\pi N)$ Lagrangian. For our purpose, we have calculated the results up to one loop order in self energy diagrams with the pseudoscalar $(PS)$ and pseudovector $(PV)$ pion-nucleon interactions. By assuming weak external magnetic field it is seen that the effective mass of pion gets explicit magnetic field dependence and it is modified significantly for the case of PS coupling. Read More

We have performed a systematic study of $J/\psi$ and $\psi(2S)$ production in $p-p$ collisions at different LHC energies and at different rapidities using the leading order (LO) non-relativistic QCD (NRQCD) model of heavy quarkonium production. We have included the contributions from $\chi_{cJ}$ ($J$ = 0, 1, 2) and $\psi(2S)$ decays to $J/\psi$. The calculated values have been compared with the available data from the four experiments at LHC namely, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. Read More

The effect of initial state momentum-space anisotropy on invariant mass dependence of HBT radii extracted from the leptonpair interferometry is presented here. We have studied the Bose-Einstein Correlation Function (BECF) for two identical virtual photons decaying to leptonpairs at most central collision of LHC energy having fixed transverse momentum of one of the virtual photons ($k_{1T}$= 2 GeV). The {\em free streaming interpolating} model with fixed initial condition has been used for the evolution in anisotropic Quark Gluon Plasma (aQGP) and the relativistic (1+2)d hydrodynamics model with cylindrical symmetry and longitudinal boost invariance has been used for both isotropic Quark Gluon Plasma (iQGP) and hadronic phases. Read More

The recent experimental results on the flow of $J/\psi$ at LHC show that ample amount of charm quarks is present in the quark gluon plasma and probably they are thermalized. In the current study we investigate the effect of thermalized charm quarks on the heavy quark energy loss to leading order in the QCD coupling constant. It is seen that the energy loss of charm quark increases due to the inclusion of thermal charm quarks. Read More

We calculate the wake in charge density and the wake potential due to the passage of a fast parton in an anisotropic quark gluon plasma(AQGP). For the sake of simplicity small $\xi$(anisotropic parameter) limit has been considered. When the velocity($v$) of the jet is parallel to the anisotropy direction(${\hat n}$) and remains below the phase velocity($v_p$), the wake in induced charge density shows a little oscillatory behavior in AQGP, contrary to the isotropic case. Read More

Within the framework of Boltzmann transport equation with a Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) collisional kernel, we study the wake potential induced by fast partons traveling through the high-temperature QCD plasma which is anisotropic in momentum-space. We calculate the dielectric response function of a collisional anisotropic quark-gluon plasma (AQGP) for small $\xi$ (anisotropic parameter) limit. Using this, the wake potential for various combinations of the anisotropy parameter ($\xi$) and the collision rate ($\nu$) is evaluated both for parallel and perpendicular directions of motion of the fast parton. Read More

The only way to obtain the space-time structure of heavy ion collision is through the study of two-particle momentum correlations. Thus we have studied the intensity correlation for the photons having fixed transverse momentum of one of the photons ($k_{1T}$= 2 GeV) in anisotropic Quark Gluon Plasma (aQGP) to have an idea about emission zone in presence of initial momentum anisotropy. The {\em free streaming interpolating} model with fixed initial condition has been used for the space-time evolution for most central collision at RHIC energy. Read More

We discuss the collective modes due to the propagation of two oppositely moving relativistic jets (dijet) in an anisotropic quark-gluon plasma(AQGP) and compare the results with the case of single jet propagation. For the sake of simplicity, assuming a tsunami-like initial jet distribution, we observe that the dispersion relations for both the stable and unstable modes are altered significantly due to the passage of dijet in comparison with the case of single jet propagation. It has been further demonstrated that the growth rate of instability, due to introduction of dijet in the system, increases compared to the case of single jet case. Read More

We discuss the role of running coupling on the thermal photon yield from quark gluon plasma. It is shown that the photon production rate from the partonic phase is considerably enhanced when running coupling is considered with respect to a fixed value. However, we show by explicit evaluation that although this difference survives the space-time evolution the experimental data cannot distinguish between the two once the hard contribution, which is an essential component of photon production mechanism, is added. Read More

We discuss the characteristics of collective modes induced by relativistic jets in an anisotropic quark-gluon plasma(AQGP). Assuming a tsunami-like initial jet distribution, it is found that the dispersion relations for both the stable and unstable modes are modified substantially due to the passage of jet compared to the case when there is no jet. It has also been shown that the growth rate of instability first increases compared to the no jet case and then completely turned into damping except the case when the jet velocity is perpendicular to the wave vector in which case the instability always grows. Read More

We derive the expression for the collisional energy loss in two stream plasma induced by the fluctuating chromoelectric field. It is revealed that the main contribution here comes from the unstable modes which grow exponentially with time. A strong direction dependence of the energy loss has also been demonstrated. Read More

We calculate the gluon dissociation cross-section in an anisotropic quark gluon plasma expected to be formed due relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. The initial rapid longitudinal expansion of the system leads to momentum space anisotropy due which the observables are affected in such a system. We show that the thermally weighted cross-section of gluon dissociation undergoes modification in anisotropic plasma leading to a decreased probability of $J/\psi$ suppression both for RHIC and LHC energies. Read More

We calculate the nuclear modification factor ($R_{AA}$) of light hadrons by taking into account the initial state momentum anisotropy of the quark gluon plasma (QGP) expected to be formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions. Such an anisotropy can result from the initial rapid longitudinal expansion of the matter. A phenomenological model for the space time evolution of the anisotropic QGP is used to obtain the time dependence of the anisotropy parameter $\xi$ and the hard momentum scale, $p_{\rm hard}$. Read More