Cyclotron Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, College Station, Texas 77843-3366, USA
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A multiphase transport (AMPT) model that includes both initial partonic and final hadron rescattering effects in relativistic heavy ion collisions is briefly reviewed. Particular attention is given to the scattering processes in the hadronic phase in order to address resonances production in these collisions. As an example, phi meson production is discussed in detail through both its dikaon and dilepton decay channels. Results from the AMPT model for heavy ion collisions at both SPS and RHIC are compared to the experimental data to extract information on the production mechanism and in-medium properties of the phi meson.
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