Anti-ω dominance in pp interactions at intermediate energies


Journal Article

The Ω+/Ω-ratio originating from string decays is predicted to be >1 in pp interaction at SPS energies. The anti-Ω dominance increases with decreasing beam energy. This surprising behaviour is caused by the combinatorics of quark-antiquark production in small, finite strings. Since this behaviour is not found in a statistical description of hadron production in pp collisions, it may serve as a potent observable to probe the hadronization mechanism in such collisions.

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Duke Authors

Published Date

  • July 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1965 - 1969

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/28/7/354

Citation Source

  • Scopus