Importance of reaction volume in hadronic collisions: Canonical enhancement

Johann Rafelski, Jean Letessier

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We study the canonical flavour enhancement arising from exact conservation of strangeness and charm flavour. Both the theoretical motivation, and the practical consequences are explored. We argue using qualitative theoretical arguments and quantitative evaluation, that this proposal to re-evaluate strangeness signature of quark-gluon plasma is not able to explain the majority of available experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1819-1832
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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