Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1306.2006 (S. Chatterjee et al.)

Strange freezeout    [PDF]

S. Chatterjee, R. M. Godbole, Sourendu Gupta
We argue that known systematics of hadron cross sections may cause different particles to freeze out of the fireball produced in heavy-ion collisions at different times. We find that a simple model with two freezeout points is a better description of data than that with a single freezeout, while still remaining predictive. The resulting fits seem to present constraints on the late stage evolution of the fireball, including the tantalizing possibility that the QCD chiral transition influences the yields at sqrt(S)=2700 GeV and the QCD critical point those at sqrt(S)=17.3 GeV.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.2006

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