The description of hadron production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions in the statistical hadronization model is very good, over a broad range of collision energy. We outline this both for the light (u, d, s) and heavy (charm) quarks and discuss the connection it brings to the phase diagram of QCD.
A. Andronic, P. Braun-Munzinger, K. Redlich, J. Stachel, “Hadron yields in central nucleusnucleus
collisions, the statistical hadronization model and the QCD phase diagram”, Jan. 14, 2021, arXiv:2101.05747 (2021).
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