We study, within the statistical hadronization model, the influence of narrow strangeness carrying baryon resonances (pentaquarks) on the understanding of particle production in relativistic heavy ion collisions. There is a great variation of expected yields as a function of heavy ion collision energy due to rapidly evolving chemical conditions at particle chemical freeze-out. At relatively low collision energies, these new states lead to improvement of statistical hadronization fits.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics