Using the decay ψ(4160)→X(3872)γ to probe the molecular content of the X(3872)


Journal Article

The X(3872) has non-charmonium-like properties, such as decay processes that seem to violate isospin, and a mass that lies unexpectedly close to the D0 D̄0* threshold. An effective field theory that includes both charmoniumlike (short-distance) and moleculelike (meson bound state) properties is used to analyze the X(3872) as it is produced in the decay of ψ(4160). This is a route that BESIII may be able to measure. We find that the correlation between the angular distribution of the outcoming photon [or X(3872)] and the polarization of the ψ(4160) source may be used to provide information on whether short-distance or long-distance effects dominate. © 2013 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Margaryan, A; Springer, RP

Published Date

  • July 15, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.014017

Citation Source

  • Scopus