Rate equation network for baryon production in high energy nuclear collisions

Pasi Huovinen, Joseph Kapusta

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Abstract

We develop and solve a network of rate equations for the production of baryons and antibaryons in high energy nuclear collisions. We include all members of the baryon octet and decuplet and allow for transformations among them. This network is solved during a relativistic 2+1 hydrodynamical expansion of the of the hot matter created in the collision. As an application we compare to the number of protons, λ's, negative cascades, and Ω baryons measured at midrapidity in central collisions of gold nuclei at 65 GeV per nucleon at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014902
Pages (from-to)149021-149026
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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