From Hadron to Quark Matter

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 2)


We discuss the transition of strongly interacting systems from a hadronic resonance gas to a gas of quasi-free quarks. By limiting the hadron density, we obtain an equation of state which yields a quark phase at small and a hadron phase at large values of the resonance coupling constant. Separating these regimes, there is a transition region with a behaviour of the Van der Waals type, providing a negative specific heat and, at the critical point, infinite temperature fluctuations.


Partition Function Quark Matter Hadronic Matter Hadronic State Resonance Coupling 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Satz
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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