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Probing the QGP Phase Boundary with Thermal Properties of $\phi$ Mesons

Abstract : A novel attempt has been made to probe the QCD phase boundary by using the experimental data for transverse momenta of {\phi} mesons produced in nuclear collisions at AGS, SPS and RHIC energies. The data are confronted with simple thermodynamic expectations and lattice QCD results. The experimental data indicate a first-order phase transition, with a mixed phase stretching the energy density between \sim1 and 3.2 GeV/fm3 corresponding to SPS energies.
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R. Sahoo, T.K. Nayak, J.-E. Alam, B.K. Nandi, S. Kabana. Probing the QGP Phase Boundary with Thermal Properties of $\phi$ Mesons. International Journal of Modern Physics A, World Scientific Publishing, 2011, 26, pp.4115-4152. ⟨10.1142/S0217751X11054127⟩. ⟨in2p3-00672511⟩

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