A comparison of statistical hadronization models

Giorgio Torrieri, Johann Rafelski

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We investigate the sensitivity of fits of hadron spectra produced in heavy-ion collisions to the choice of statistical hadronization model. We start by giving an overview of statistical model ambiguities, and what they tell us about freeze-out dynamics. We then use Monte Carlo generated data to determine sensitivity to model choice. We fit the statistical hadronization models under consideration to RHIC data, and find that a comparison χ2 fits can shed light on some presently contentious questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S557-S564
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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