Baryon-Strangeness Correlations: A Diagnostic of Strongly Interacting Matter

V. Koch, A. Majumder, J. Randrup
2005 Physical Review Letters  
The correlation between baryon number and strangeness elucidates the nature of strongly interacting matter, such as that formed transiently in high-energy nuclear collisions. This diagnostic can be extracted theoretically from lattice QCD calculations and experimentally from event-by-event fluctuations. The analysis of present lattice results above the critical temperature severely limits the presence of q-qbar bound states, thus supporting a picture of independent (quasi)quarks.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.95.182301 pmid:16383895 fatcat:yamhlc7zkjaxviulmpiibpxwsa