Is there a flavor hierarchy in the deconfinement transition of QCD?

Rene Bellwied, Szabolcs Borsanyi, Zoltan Fodor, Sándor D. Katz, Claudia Ratti

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We present possible indications for flavor separation during the QCD crossover transition based on continuum extrapolated lattice QCD calculations of higher order susceptibilities. We base our findings on flavor-specific quantities in the light and strange quark sector. We propose a possible experimental verification of our prediction, based on the measurement of higher order moments of identified particle multiplicities. Since all our calculations are performed at zero baryochemical potential, these results are of particular relevance for the heavy-ion program at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number202302
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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