Soft hadron ratios at the LHC
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, 85721, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2 Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies, Université Paris 7, 2 place Jussieu, 75251, Cedex 05, France
* e-mail: Johann.Rafelski@cern.ch
High precision soft hadron abundance data produced in relativistic nuclear collisions at LHC at GeV will become available beginning in 2007/8. We explore, within the statistical hadronization model, how these results can help us understand the properties of the deconfined quark-gluon phase at its breakup. We make assumptions about the physical properties of the fireball and obtain particle production predictions. Then, we develop a strategy to measure parameters of interest, such as strangeness occupancy γ s , chemical potentials μ B and μ S .
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