Statistical hadronization is presented as mechanism for (strange) particle production from a deconfined quark-gluon plasma (QGP) fireball. We first consider hadronic resonance production at RHIC as a test of the model. We present in detail how the hadrochemistry determines particle multiplicitties and in case of sudden hadronization allows investigation of QGP properties. A comparative study of strange hadron production at SPS and RHIC is presented. The energy dependence of physical observables shows regularities and a potential discontinuity in the low RHIC range, when comparing these different energy domains. Considering the energy scan program at CERN-SPS we show that the K+/π+ discontinuity is a baryon density effect.
|Number of pages
|Acta Physica Polonica B
|Published - Dec 2003
|XLIII Cracow School of Theoretical Physics and Workshop on Applications of Neural Networks - Zakopane, Poland
Duration: May 30 2003 → Jun 8 2003
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy