Resonances from PHSD
1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 60438 Frankfurt am Main
The multi-strange baryon and vector meson resonance production in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions is studied within the parton-hadron-string dynamics (PHSD) approach which incorporates explicit partonic degrees-of-freedom in terms of strongly interacting quasiparticles (quarks and gluons) in line with an equation-of-state from lattice QCD as well as the dynamical hadronization and hadronic collision dynamics in the final reaction phase. We find a significant effect of the partonic phase on the production of multi-strange antibaryons at SPS energies due to a slightly enhanced pair production from massive time-like gluon decay and a larger formation of antibaryons in the hadronization process. We, futhermore, obtain a visible in-medium effects in the low mass dilepton sector from dynamical vector-meson spectral functions from SIS to SPS energies whereas at RHIC and LHC energies such medium effects become more moderate. In the intermediate mass regime from 1.1 to 3 GeV pronounced traces of the partonic degrees of freedom are found at SPS energies which superseed the hadronic (multi-meson) channels as well as the correlated and uncorrelated semi-leptonic D-meson decays. The dilepton production from the strongly interacting quark-gluon-plasma (sQGP) becomes already visible at top SPS energies and more pronounced at RHIC and LHC energies.
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