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Nuclear Physics Seminars at BNL

How does quark flavor dependent hadronization shape our understanding of hadronization?

by Ejiro Umaka (Iowa State University)


Lattice QCD (LQCD) and Statistical hadronization models (SHMs) have come a long way in determining a singular chemical freeze-out surface on the QCD phase diagram. More recently, there has been a paradigm shift to query the quark-hadron transition for quark flavor dependence, i.e., whether all quark flavors behave identically as they transition into hadrons.

In this talk, I will discuss calculations from SHMs, LQCD, fluctuation measurements in heavy-ion collisions, and correlation between leading and next-to-leading charged hadrons within jets in simulation and connect their results to a quark flavor dependent hadronization. Furthermore, I will discuss the implication of these results on our current understanding of the hadronization process.