Chemical equilibration of baryons in an expanding fireball

J. Noronha-Hostler, C. Greiner, I. Shovkovy

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Due to long chemical equilibration times of hadrons in the hadron gas phase in relativistic heavy ion collisions it has been suggested that they are "born" into equilibrium. Here we review reactions that allow for quick equilibration times within the hadron gas phase such as multi-mesonic reactions at SpS and Hagedorn resonances decays at RHIC. The inclusion of a Bjorken expansion reveals that baryon anti-baryon pairs can quickly equilibrate within the hadron gas phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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