Hadron production from a boiling quark soup A thermodynamical quark model predicting particle ratios in hadronic collisions
We present a thermodynamical quark model which can predict cross sections for particle production in hadronic interactions at high energies. In this model a hadronic collision gives rise to a soup of quarks and antiquarks at some temperature kT ≃ 170 MeV. Results for inclusive meson production cross sections look promising in comparison with experiments. We give a formula for the inclusive cross section.