Regular Article – Experimental Physics
Strange prospects for LHC energies
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Département de Recherches Subatomiques and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
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Published online: 16 November 2006
Strange quark and hadron production will be studied at the large hadron collider (LHC) energies in order to explore the properties of both pp and heavy-ion collisions. The ALICE experiment will be specifically efficient in the strange sector with the identification of baryons and mesons over a wide range of transverse momentum. Dedicated measurements are proposed for investigating chemical equilibration and bulk properties. Strange particles can also help to probe kinematical regions where hard processes and pQCD dominate. We try to anticipate here several ALICE analyses to be performed as the first Pb–Pb and pp data will be available.
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