Hadronization and strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions

Tamás S. Biró, Péter Lévai, József Zimányi, Christoph T. Traxler

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The hadronization process of a quark matter possibly formed in relativistic heavy ion experiments at CERN SPS and RHIC is addressed in the framework of a non-equilibrium approach using hadron formation rates for effectively massive quarks and gluons. After a brief review of the relevant thermodynamical concepts consequences of string formation on the hadron composition are investigated in the transchemical quark fusion model and in a molecular dynamical simulation of the semiclassical chromodielectric model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-874
Number of pages40
JournalActa Physica Slovaca
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1999


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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