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    Pion production in nonequilibrium Chiral perturbation Theory

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    We apply the formalism of Chiral Perturbation Theory out of thermal equilibrium to describe explosive production of pions via the parametric resonance mechanism. To lowest order the lagrangian is that of the Nonlinear Sigma Model where the pion decay constant becomes a time-dependent function. This model alows for a consistent nonequilibrium formulation within the framework of the closed time path method, where one-loop effects can be systematically accounted for and renormalized. We work in the narrow resonance regime where there is only one resonant band. The present approach is limited to remain below the back-reaction time, although it accounts for nearly all the pion production during the typical plasma lifetime. The space and time components of the pion decay constant are also analyzed.Comment: 23 pages, 8 figures, RevTe

    Light meson resonances from unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    We report on our recent progress in the generation of resonant behavior in unitarized meson-meson scattering amplitudes obtained from Chiral Perturbation Theory. These amplitudes provide simultaneously a remarkable description of the resonance region up to 1.2 GeV as well as the low energy region, since they respect the chiral symmetry expansion. By studying the position of the poles in these amplitudes it is possible to determine the mass and width of the associated resonances, as well as to get a hint on possible classification schemes, that could be of interest for the spectroscopy of the scalar sector.Comment: Invited talk to the II International Workshop on Hadron Physics & Effective Theories of Low Energy QCD. 25-29 September 2002. Coimbra. Portuga

    Meson resonances from unitarized meson scattering at one loop in Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    We show the results for the scattering poles associated to the rho, f0, a0, K*, sigma and kappa resonances in meson-meson scattering. Our amplitudes are obtained from the complete one-loop meson-meson scattering amplitudes from Chiral Perturbation Theory. Once unitarized with the Inverse Amplitude Method, they describe remarkably well the data simultaneously in the low energy and resonance regions up to 1.2 GeV, using low energy parameters compatible with present determinations.Comment: To appear in the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on ``Quark confinement and the hadron spectrum'', held in Gargnano, Garda Lake, Italy. 10-14th September 2002. 3 page

    Unitarization of the complete meson-meson scattering at one loop in Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    We report on our one-loop calculation of all the two meson scattering amplitudes within SU(3) Chiral Perturbation Theory, i.e. with pions, kaons and etas. Once the amplitudes are unitarized with the coupled channel Inverse Amplitude Method, they satisfy simultaneously the correct low-energy chiral constraints and unitarity. We obtain a remarkable description of meson-meson scattering data up to 1.2 GeV including the scattering lengths and seven light resonances.Comment: To appear in the proceedings of QCD@work: International Workshop on QCD: Theory and Experiment. Martina Franca (Italy) June 16-20. 200

    Electromagnetic fields and transport coefficients in a hot pion gas

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    We present recent results on finite temperature electromagnetic form factors and the electrical conductivity in a pion gas. The standard Chiral Perturbation Theory power counting needs to be modified for transport coefficients. We pay special attention to unitarity and to possible applications for dilepton and photon production.Comment: 4pp, 2 figures, talk given at "Strong and Electroweak Matter 2006", BNL, May 200

    Complete meson-meson scattering within one loop in Chiral Perturbation Theory: Unitarization and resonances

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    We review our recent one-loop calculation of all the two meson scattering amplitudes within SU(3) Chiral Perturbation Theory, i.e. with pions, kaons and etas. By unitarizing these amplitudes we are able to generate dynamically the lightest resonances in meson-meson scattering. We thus obtain a remarkable description of the meson-meson scattering data right from threshold up to 1.2 GeV, in terms of chiral parameters in good agreement with previous determinations.Comment: 4 pages, To appear in the Proceedings of the IX International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, HADRON2001, IHEP, Protvino, Russia, August 200
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