prof. David Blaschke (JINR BLTP and Univ. Wroclaw, Poland)

Quantum flavor kinetics and chemical freeze-out

We present current status of a quantum kinetic formulation of the chemical equilibration process in dense hadronic matter at the hadronization transition. Delocalization of hadron wave functions at the Mott-Anderson transition (where their binding energies vanish) lead to a divergence of scattering lengths and critical enhancement of earrangement collisions between hadrons. We exemplify this for different meson-meson scattering processes from light (pi-pi scattering) to heavy flavors (charmonium dissociation). On this basis we suggest that chemical freeze-out has to be correlated with (partial) chiral symmetry restoration.