723 research outputs found

    Molecular and compact four-quark states

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    We study charmonium (ccˉnnˉc\bar c n\bar n), bottomonium (bbˉnnˉb\bar b n\bar n) and exotic (ccnˉnˉcc\bar n\bar n and bbnˉnˉbb\bar n\bar n) four-quark states by means of a standard non-relativistic quark potential model. We look for possible bound states. Among them we are able to distinguish between meson-meson molecules and compact four-quark states.Comment: 4 pages, 1 figure, invited parallel talk at the 5th International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics (QNP09), Beijing, September 21-26, 2009.To be published in Chinese Physics

    Understanding open-charm mesons

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    We present a theoretical framework that accounts for the new DJD_J and DsJD_{sJ} mesons measured in the open-charm sector. These resonances are properly described if considered as a mixture of conventional P−P-wave quark-antiquark states and four-quark components. The narrowest states are basically P−P-wave quark-antiquark mesons, while the dominantly four-quark states are shifted above the corresponding two-meson threshold. We study the electromagnetic decay widths as basic tools to scrutiny their nature.Comment: 4 pages, to appear in the proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction (Meson2006), Kracow (Poland), 9 - 13 June 200

    Production of four-quark states with double heavy quarks at LHC

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    We study the hadronic production of four-quark states with double heavy quarks and double light antiquarks at LHC. The production mechanism is that a color anti-triplet diquark cluster consisting of double heavy quarks is formed first from the produced double heavy quark-antiquark pairs via gggg fusion hard process, followed by the fragmentation of the diquark cluster into a four-quark (tetraquark) state. Predictions for the production cross sections and their differential distributions are presented. Our results show that it is quite promising to discover these tetraquark states in LHC experiments both for large number events and for their unique signatures in detectors.Comment: 17 pages,8 figure

    Meson-baryon threshold effects in the light-quark baryon spectrum

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    We argue that selected SS wave meson-baryon channels may play a key role to match poor baryon mass predictions from quark models with data. The identification of these channels with effective inelastic channels in data analysis allows to derive a prescription which could improve the extraction and identification of baryon resonances.Comment: 17 pages, 3 figures. Accepted for publication in Phys. Rev.

    Hyperspherical harmonic formalism for tetraquarks

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    We present a generalization of the hyperspherical harmonic formalism to study systems made of quarks and antiquarks of the same flavor. This generalization is based on the symmetrization of the N−N-body wave function with respect to the symmetric group using the Barnea and Novoselsky algorithm. Our analysis shows that four-quark systems with non-exotic 2++2^{++} quantum numbers may be bound independently of the quark mass. 0+−0^{+-} and 1+−1^{+-} states become attractive only for larger quarks masses.Comment: 4 pages, to appear in the proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction (Meson2006), Kracow (Poland), 9 - 13 June 200

    Constituent quark model study of the meson spectra

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    The qqˉq\bar q spectrum is studied in a generalized constituent quark model constrained in the study of the NNNN phenomenology and the baryon spectrum. An overall good fit to the available experimental data is obtained. A detailed analysis of all sectors from the light-pseudoscalar and vector mesons to bottomonium is performed paying special attention to the existence and nature of some non well-established states. These results should serve as a complementary tool in distinguishing conventional quark model mesons from glueballs, hybrids or multiquark states.Comment: 34 pages, 2 figures. Revised version accepted for publication in J. Phys.

    Constituent-quark model description of triply heavy-baryon nonperturbative lattice QCD data

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    This paper provides results for the spectra of triply charmed and bottom baryons based on a constituent quark model approach. We take advantage of the assumption that potential models are expected to describe triply heavy baryons to a similar degree of accuracy as the successful results obtained in the charmonium and bottomonium sectors. The high precision calculation of the ground state and positive and negative parity excited states recently reported by nonperturbative lattice QCD provides us with a unique opportunity to confront model predictions with data. This comparison may also help to build a bridge between two difficult to reconcile lattice QCD results, namely, the lattice SU(3) QCD static three-quark potential and the recent results of nonperturbative lattice QCD for the triply heavy-baryon spectra.Comment: 12 pages, 8 figure

    Screened potential and quarkonia properties at high temperatures

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    We perform a quark model calculation of the quarkonia bb‾b\overline{b} and cc‾c\overline{c} spectra using smooth and sudden string breaking potentials. The screening parameter is scale dependent and can be related to an effective running gluon mass that has a finite infrared fixed point. A temperature dependence for the screening mass is motivated by lattice QCD simulations at finite temperature. Qualitatively different results are obtained for quarkonia properties close to a critical value of the deconfining temperature when a smooth or a sudden string breaking potential is used. In particular, with a sudden string breaking potential quarkonia radii remain almost independent of the temperature up to the critical point, only well above the critical point the radii increase significantly. Such a behavior will impact the phenomenology of quarkonia interactions in medium, in particular for scattering dissociation processes.Comment: 9 pages, 11 figures. Accepted for publication ijn Eur. Phys. J.
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