Probing hadronization with strangeness

Steffen A Bass, Pawel Danielewicz, Adrian Dumitru, Scott Pratt
2001 Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics  
The Ω/Ω ratio originating from string decays is predicted to be larger than unity in proton-proton interaction at SPS energies. The anti-omega dominance increases with decreasing beam energy. This surprising behavior is caused by the combinatorics of quark-antiquark production in small and low-mass strings. Since this behavior is not found in a statistical description of hadron production in proton-proton collisions, it may serve as a key observable to probe the hadronization mechanism in such
more » ... mechanism in such collisions.
doi:10.1088/0954-3899/27/3/348 fatcat:ozdeoecbanazbolqqyaf6oshwi