Mass and width of the ? meson
If the ? is moving slowly in hadronic matter (low pt), it will decay within fireball (c???~ 45 fm/c).
- High branching ratio (49.1%)
- Low Q value (Kaon momenta sensitive to ? mass changes)
- Kaons are easy to detect
- Kaons interact with the hadronic medium
D. Lissauer and E. V. Shuryak, Phys. Lett. B253, 15 (1991)