We introduce the equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical hadronization picture of particle production in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. We describe the related physical reaction scenarios, and show how these can lead to quark pair yield non-equilibrium. Using the SHARE1.2 program suite we quantitatively model particle yields and ratios for RHIC-130 run. We study how experimental particle ratios can differentiate between model scenarios, and discuss in depth the importance of hadronic resonances in understanding of hadron production processes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Acta Physica Polonica B|
|State||Published - Dec 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)