Quarkochemistry in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

T. S. Biró, J. Zimányi

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The time necessary to achieve the equilibrium ratio of strange to non-strange quarks in heavy-ion reactions is estimated in the framework of perturbative QCD. It is found, in the present approximation, to be much larger than the total collision time of even a central U + U collision at Elab=2.1 GeV/nucleon bombarding energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 1982

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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