Onset of deconfinement

Onset of deconfinement

The "strange matter-horn". The ratio of mean multiplicities of positively charged kaons and pions as a function of collision energy in collisions of two lead nuclei and proton–proton interactions.

The onset of deconfinement refers to the beginning of the creation of deconfined states of strongly interacting matter produced in nucleus-nucleus collisions with increasing collision energy (a quark–gluon plasma).

The onset of [1] These predictions have been confirmed by the NA49 experiment at the CERN SPS within the energy scan programme.[2] The most famous of these is the "horn" (dubbed the "strange matter-horn") in the ratio of mean multiplicities of positively charged kaons and pions observed in collisions of two lead nuclei at the low energies of the SPS. The horn is not seen in proton–proton interactions.

References

  1. ^ M. Gazdzicki, M.I. Gorenstein; Gorenstein (1999). "On the early stage of nucleus–nucleus collisions".  
  2. ^ C. Alt et al. ( 

External links

  • Description of the NA49 experiment