We describe how the abundance and distribution of hyperon resonances can be used to probe freeze-out conditions. We demonstrate that resonance yields allow us to measure the time scales of chemical and thermal freeze-outs. This should permit a direct differentiation between the explosive, sudden and staged adiabatic freeze-out scenarios. We then discuss the meaning of recent experimental results and suggest further measurements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics