Strangeness and quark-gluon plasma

Johann Rafelski, Jean Letessier

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A brief summary of strangeness milestones is followed by a chemical nonequilibrium statistical hadronization analysis of strangeness results at SPS and RHIC. Strange particle production in A A interactions at √S NN ≥ 8.6 GeV can be understood consistently as originating from the deconfmed quark-gluon plasma (QGP) in a sudden hadronization process. Onset of QGP formation as function of energy is placed in the beam energy interval 10-30 A GeV/c. Strangeness anomalies at LHC are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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