Understanding the newly observed heavy pentaquark candidates

Liu, Xiao-Hai (Department of Physics, H-27, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo, 152-8551, Japan) ; Wang, Qian  (Institut für Kernphysik, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Center for Hadron Physics, Jülich, D-52425, Germany) ; Zhao, Qiang (Institute of High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics Center for Science Facilities, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China)

05 April 2016

Abstract: We find that several thresholds can contribute to the enhancements of the newly observed heavy pentaquark candidates Pc+(4380) and Pc+(4450) via the anomalous triangle singularity (ATS) transitions in the specific kinematics of Λb→J/ψK−p . Apart from the observed two peaks we find that another peaks around 4.5 GeV can also be produced by the ATS. We also show that the Σc(⁎) can be produced at leading order in Λb decay. This process is different from the triangle diagram and its threshold enhancement only appears as CUSP effects if there is no pole structure or the ATS involved. The threshold interaction associated with the presence of the ATS turns out to be a general phenomenon and plays a crucial role in the understanding of candidates for exotic states.

Published in: Physics letters B (2016)
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.089
License: CC-BY-3.0

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