Strangeness and statistical QCD

Johann Rafelski, Jean Letessier

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We discuss properties of statistical QCD relevant in Fermi phase space model analysis of hadron production experimental data. We argue that the analysis results interpreted using established statistical QCD properties are demonstrating formation of the color deconfined state of matter in relativistic heavy ion collisions at highest CERN-SPS energies and at BNL-RHIC, comprising deconfined matter composed of nearly massless quarks and gluons, in statistical equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-325
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - May 6 2002

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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