Strangeness production in the quark-gluon plasma

Johann Rafelski, Berndt Müller

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Abstract

Rates are calculated for the processes gg→ss̄ and uū,dd̄→ss̄ in highly excited quarkgluon plasma. For temperature T>~160 MeV the strangeness abundance saturates during the lifetime (∼10-23 sec) of the plasma created in high-energy nuclear collisions. The chemical equilibration time for gluons and light quarks is found to be less than 10-24 sec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1069
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume48
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Strangeness production in the quark-gluon plasma. / Rafelski, Johann; Müller, Berndt.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 48, No. 16, 1982, p. 1066-1069.

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Rafelski, Johann ; Müller, Berndt. / Strangeness production in the quark-gluon plasma. In: Physical Review Letters. 1982 ; Vol. 48, No. 16. pp. 1066-1069.
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