Niels-Uwe Friedrich Bastian (IFT)

Density functional theory for effective QCD equation of state

We introduce a thermodynamic consistent formulation to describe relativistic equations of state based on arbitrary density functionals. Based on this we investigate the possibility of a van-der-Waals like phase transition by introducing a density dependent excluded volume, to construct flexible QCD EOS with critical endpoint. Authors: Niels-Uwe Bastian, Mark Kaltenborn