Chemical freeze-out and the QCD phase transition temperature

  title={Chemical freeze-out and the QCD phase transition temperature},
  author={Peter Braun-munzinger and J. Stachel and C. Wetterich},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
Abstract We argue that hadron multiplicities in central high energy nucleus–nucleus collisions are established very close to the phase boundary between hadronic and quark matter. In the hadronic picture this can be described by multi-particle collisions whose importance is strongly enhanced due to the high particle density in the phase transition region. As a consequence of the rapid fall-off of the multi-particle scattering rates the experimentally determined chemical freeze-out temperature is… 
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