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Thermal strangeness and charm in QGP

  • Johann Rafelski
  • Jean Letessier
  • Ahmed Tounsi
Dynamics of Strange Particle Production
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Abstract

Using QCD methods we re-evaluate strangeness and charm production in a thermal QGP fireball. QCD renormalization group is employed to evaluate running of the parameters αs(μ) andm s(μ). We resum even-αs Feynman diagrams involving two particles in initial and final states. We obtain thermal relaxation times in a simple dynamical description of the fireball and we use these results to study two generic strangeness observables as function of collision energy: specific (per baryon) strangeness yield\({{\left\langle {\bar s} \right\rangle } \mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {{\left\langle {\bar s} \right\rangle } B}} \right. \kern-\nulldelimiterspace} B}\), and phase space occupancy γs. From these two quantities, knowing the hadronization process in rough detail, we obtain the final state strange particle abundances.

Keywords

Strange Quark Thermal Relaxation Time Strange Particle Charm Production Strangeness Production 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Rafelski
    • 1
  • Jean Letessier
    • 2
  • Ahmed Tounsi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.LPTHEUniversité Paris 7Cedex 05France

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