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Hadrons and Nuclei
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Eur. Phys. J. A 24, s1.15-s1.20 (2005)
DOI: 10.1140/epjad/s2005-05-003-1

Experimental evidence for the pentaquark

Daniel S. Carman

Ohio University, Athens, OH, 45701, USA


(Received 26 August 2004 / Published online 08 February 2005)


The present experimental evidence for the existence of light pentaquarks is reviewed, including both positive and null results. I also discuss the CLAS experiments at Jefferson Laboratory that are forthcoming in the near future to address questions regarding existence, mass, width, and other quantum numbers of these five-quark baryon states.

PACS: 12.39.Mk Glueball and nonstandard multi-quark/gluon states - 14.20.-c Baryons - 14.80.-j Other particles

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