Sudden hadronization in relativistic nuclear collisions

  title={Sudden hadronization in relativistic nuclear collisions},
  author={Rafelski and Letessier},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={85 22},
We formulate and study a mechanical instability criterion for sudden hadronization of dense matter fireballs formed in 158A GeV Pb-Pb collisions. Considering properties of quark-gluon matter and hadron gas we obtain the phase boundary between these two phases and demonstrate that the required deep quark-gluon-plasma supercooling prior to sudden hadronization has occurred. 

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