Heavy hadron molecules

Thomas Gutsche, Valery E. Lyubovitskij

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The open charm mesons Ds0* (2317), Ds1(2460) and the hidden charm meson X(3872) are discussed as hadron molecules. Using a phenomenological Lagrangian approach we consider the strong and radiative decays of the Ds0* (2317) and Ds1(2460) states. The X(3872) is assumed to consist dominantly of molecular hadronic components with an additional small admixture of a charmonium configuration. Observed radiative (γJ/ ψ and γψ (2s)) and strong (J/ψ2π and J/ψ3π) decays are shown to be consistent with the molecular structure assumption of the X(3872).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHadron 2009 - Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, Hadron 2009 - Tallahassee, FL, United States
Duration: 29 Nov 20094 Dec 2009


Conference13th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, Hadron 2009
CountryUnited States
CityTallahassee, FL


  • Charm mesons
  • Hadronic molecule
  • Strong and radiative decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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