Scaling of P -wave excitation energies in heavy-quark systems

Marek Karliner, Jonathan L. Rosner

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A simple regularity in anticipating P-wave excitation energies of states with heavy quarks is noted. It can apply to systems such as the negative-parity Σc, Σb, and Ωc, Q̄Q quarkonia, and the bottom-charmed meson Bc. When one subtracts a term accounting for phenomenological energies of heavy quarks binding with one another in S-waves, the residual excitation energies display an approximately linear behavior in the reduced mass of constituents, all the way from the Λ to the .

Original languageEnglish
Article number074026
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018


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