We propose that the mass of the η' meson is a particularly sensitive probe of the properties of finite energy density hadronic matter and quark-gluon plasma. We argue that the mass of the η' excitation in hot and dense matter should be small, and, therefore, that the η' production cross section should be much increased relative to that for pp collisions. This may have observable consequences in dilepton and diphoton experiments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 1996|