Threshold effects in hadron spectrum: a new spectroscopy?
Grupo de Física Nuclear and Instituto Universitario de Física Fundamental y Matemáticas (IUFFyM), Universidad de Salamanca, E-37008 Salamanca, Spain
2 Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) and Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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Published online: 3 August 2018
The exploration of energies above the open-flavor threshold in the meson spectra has led to the appearance of unexpected states difficult to accommodate in the naive picture of a bound state of a quark and an antiquark. Many of such states are located close to meson-meson thresholds, which suggests that molecular structures may be a relevant component in the total wave function of such resonances. In this work, the state of meson-meson molecules calculations is reviewed, using a nonrelativistic constituent quark model that has been applied to a wide range of hadronic observables, and therefore all model parameters are completely constrained. The model has been able to reproduce, among others, the properties of the X(3872), described as a mixture of cc and DD* states, or the spectrum of the P-wave charm-strange mesons, which are well reproduced only if DK and D*K structures are taken into account. We show that such constituent quark model, which is able to describe the ordinary heavy meson spectra, is also capable of providing a good description of many new states recently reported.
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