The Limits of Hadron Physics
Here we show that very general aspects of strong interaction physics, such as the intrinsic size of hadrons or the abundant production of resonances of ever increasing masses, can lead to a breakdown of the resulting thermodynamics above a certain temperature. This had inspired Hagedorn to propose an ultimate temperature for hadron physics; today, we interpret it as the first hint for a phase transition to a new state of matter.
KeywordsPartition Function Level Density Partition Problem Hadronic Matter Hadron Physics
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