Kinetic theory for particle production

J. Triginer, W. Zimdahl, D. Pavón

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Recently, the phenomenological description of cosmological particle production processes in terms of effective viscous pressures has attracted some attention. Using a simple creation rate model we discuss the question to what extent this approach is compatible with the kinetic theory of a relativistic gas. We find the effective viscous pressure approach to be consistent with this model for homogeneous spacetimes but not for inhomogeneous ones. © 1996 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-416
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996


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