Time evolution of strange-particle densities in hot hadronic matter

P. Koch, J. Rafelski

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Abstract

The kinetic equations for production in hot nuclear matter of rare, strange antibaryons are studied numerically. Strange antibaryons are confirmed as viable characteristic signatures of the quark-gluon plasma. We find four orders of magnitude enhancement in the abundance of Ω multiply-strange antibaryons. Strange antibaryon production in the hadronic gas phase is shown to have a relatively slow characteristic time constant of ∼ 10-21 sec to be compared with the 100 times faster equilibration in quark-gluon plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-691
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Volume444
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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