Hadron Production in Au-Au collisions at RHIC

  title={Hadron Production in Au-Au collisions at RHIC},
  author={Peter Braun-Munzinger and D. J. Magestro and Krzysztof Redlich and Johanna Stachel},
We present an analysis of particle production yields measured in central Au-Au collisions at RHIC in the framework of the statistical thermal model. We demonstrate that the model extrapolated from previous analyses at SPS and AGS energy is in good agreement with the available experimental data at √ s = 130 GeV implying a high degree of chemical equilibration. Performing a χ fit to the data, the range of thermal parameters at chemical freezeout is determined. At present, the best agreement of… CONTINUE READING