Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., May 12, 2016, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Phase Transitions in Dense Matter

Prof. Veronica Antocheviz Dexheimer Strickland, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
ORNL Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

As the density of matter increases, atomic nuclei disintegrate into nucleons and, eventually, the nucleons themselves disintegrate into quarks. The phase transitions (PTs) between these phases can very from steep first order phase transitions to smooth crossovers, depending on certain conditions. First order phase transitions with more than one globally conserved charge, so-called non-congruent PTs, have characteristic differences compared to congruent PTs (e.g., dimensionality of phase diagrams, location and properties of critical points and endpoints). I investigate the non-congruence of the quark deconfinement PT at high densities and/or temperatures in Coulomb-less models, relevant for heavy ion collisions, neutron stars, proto-neutron stars and compact star mergers.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124