Chemical equilibration due to heavy Hagedorn states

C. Greiner, P. Koch-Steinheimer, F. M. Liu, I. A. Shovkovy, H. Stöcker

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A scenario of heavy resonances, called massive Hagedorn states, is proposed which exhibits a fast (t ≈ 1 fm/c) chemical equilibration of (strange) baryons and anti-baryons at the QCD critical temperature T c. For relativistic heavy ion collisions this scenario predicts that hadronization is followed by a brief expansion phase during which the equilibration rate is higher than the expansion rate, so that baryons and antibaryons reach chemical equilibrium before chemical freeze-out occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S725-S732
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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