Photoproduction of exotic baryon resonances

Marek Karliner*, Jonathan L. Rosner

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We point out that the new exotic resonances recently reported by LHCb in the J/ψp channel are excellent candidates for photoproduction off a proton target. This test is crucial to confirming the resonant nature of such states, as opposed to their being kinematical effects. We specialize to an interpretation of the heavier narrow state as a molecule composed of σc and D-*, and estimate its production cross section using vector dominance. The relevant photon energies and fluxes are well within the capabilities of the GlueX and CLAS12 detectors at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB). A corresponding calculation is also performed for photoproduction of an analogous resonance which is predicted to exist in the Υ{hooked}p channel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2016


FundersFunder number
Division of High Energy PhysicsDE-FG02-13ER41958
National Science FoundationPHY-1066293
U.S. Department of Energy
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences1066293


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