Quark-gluon plasma formation in heavy ion collisions and quarkochemistry

T. S. Biró, J. Zimányi

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Improving our quarkochemical model by an energy balance equation we point out that quark-gluon plasma formation is energetically impossible below Elab ≈ 6 GeV/nucleon bombarding energy in heavy ion collisions. We compare the predictions for the observed hadronic composition of the hadrochemical and quarkochemical model. We find that one consequence of the quark matter formation will be a decrease in the meson production, corresponding to a low temperature of the plasma, instead of the large increase expected before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-538
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 1983


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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