Much of the energy of the nuclei colliding at RHIC or SPS is converted into final state hadronic particles. About a quarter of this energy is in baryons and antibaryons. There are nearly 10 strange quark pairs per central rapidity participant. Do we really understand the hadronic particle yields? Do we need to introduce post-Fermi-model ideas such as chemical non-equilibrium in order to understand how a deconfined state hadronizes?
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics