Balance of baryon number in the quark coalescence model

A. Bialas, J. Rafelski

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The charge and baryon balance functions are studied in the coalescence hadronization mechanism of quark-gluon plasma. Assuming that in the plasma phase the qq̄ pairs form uncorrelated clusters whose decay is also uncorrelated, one can understand the observed small width of the charge balance function in the Gaussian approximation. The coalescence model predicts even smaller width of the baryon-antibaryon balance function: σBB̄/σ+-=2/3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-491
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Feb 16 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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