Quark-Gluon Plasma

What Kind of Fluid is a Quark-Gluon Plasma?

The hot soup of free quarks and gluons that existed in the very early universe, and a state of matter that physicists have been trying to re-create amid high-energy nuclear collisions, QGP is actually not a superfluid, as the original version of Update 681 erroneously suggested.

According to University of Washington physicist Laurence Yaffe? (206-543-3902, ), QGP is actually a normal, conducting fluid. It has viscosity, eliminating it from the list of superfluids. It is somewhat electrically resistive, precluding it from being a superconductor. http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/2004/split/683-3.html (external link)

See Also

1.8 - Origin of Quarks
Etheric Elements

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