Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
A meson-baryon molecular interpretation for some excited states
Departament de Física Quàntica i Astrofísica and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
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Accepted: 18 March 2018
Published online: 25 April 2018
We explore the possibility that some of the five narrow resonances recently observed at LHCb could correspond to pentaquark states, structured as meson-baryon bound states or molecules. The interaction of the low-lying pseudoscalar mesons with the ground-state baryons in the charm +1 , strangeness -2 and isospin 0 sector is built from t-channel vector meson exchange, using effective Lagrangians. The resulting s-wave coupled-channel unitarized amplitudes show the presence of two structures with similar masses and widths to those of the observed and . The identification of these resonances with the meson-baryon bound states found in this work would also imply assigning the values for their spin-parity. An experimental determination of the spin-parity of the would contribute to a better understanding of its structure, as the quark-based models predict its spin-parity to be either or . Predictions for the analogue bottom resonances are also given.
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