Lambdac enhancement from strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma. Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose the enhancement of Lambdac as a novel quark-gluon plasma signal in heavy ion collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Assuming a stable bound diquark state in the strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma near the critical temperature, we argue that the direct two-body collision between a c quark and a [ud] diquark would lead to an enhanced Lambdac production in comparison with the normal three-body collision among independent c, u, and d quarks. In the coalescence model, we find that the Lambdac/D yield ratio is enhanced substantially due to the diquark correlation.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, S. H., Ohnishi, K., Yasui, S., Yoo, I., & Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 40

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Su Houng||Ohnishi, Kazuaki||Yasui, Shigehiro||Yoo, In-Kwon||Ko, Che Ming

publication date

  • June 2008