Color Instability Visualizations
In the figures below I plot the space time dependence of the color gluon currents generated due to the chromo-Weibel instability in an anisotropic SU(2) plasma. The amplitude of the currents is suppressed (exponental growth) and instead I plot the local color charge of the current by using the map SU(2) -> O(3)/Z(2) and visualizing the O(3)/Z(2) as vectors in RGB space.
The horizontal axis is the spatial direction (z) and the vertical axis is time (t) with t=0 at the bottom and t=final time at the top. The system is initialized with very weak color fields which at first evolve "linearly"; however, at late times the system enters a more complicated turbulent regime characterized by a fluctuating fields which have rather long color correlation lengths.For more details see: