Hadronization in heavy-ion collisions: Recombination or fragmentation?


Journal Article

We show that hadron production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at transverse momenta larger than 2 GeV/c can be explained by the competition of two different hadronization mechanisms. Above 5 GeV/c hadron production can be described by fragmentation of partons that are created perturbatively. Below 5 GeV/c recombination of partons from the dense and hot fireball dominates. This can explain some of the surprising features of RHIC data such as the constant baryon-to-meson ratio of about one and the small nuclear suppression for baryons between 2 to 4 GeV/c.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fries, RJ; Müller, B; Nonaka, C; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/30/1/025

Citation Source

  • Scopus