Meson-meson processes in strong interactions
Based on the meson-exchange framework the present work investigates the role played by meson-meson processes in strong interaction dynamics. We concentrate on two particular topics, one representing the more fundamental aspects of meson-meson systems the other being an example for the many possible applications. Using realistic meson-exchange models for ππ- and πη-scattering the first part of this work investigates the structure of the scalar meson f0(980) and a0(980) both being of outstanding importance for our understanding of the scalar meson sector. Our model produces good agreement with the available data. Furthermore, an analysis of the pole structure of the underlying ππ- and πη-scattering amplitudes leads to an understanding of the nature and parameters of f0(980) and a0(980). It is shown that besides the observed relationship between f0(980) and a0(980) their underlying structure is quite different. The second part of our investigation deals with the role played by correlated πρ exchange in the NN interaction. Starting point are open questions concerning the structure of the πNN vertex function. In the Bonn potential of the NN interaction a rather ''hard'' πNN formfactor is required in order to be able to reproduce experimental data, in particular the deuteron properties. However, this result is in disagreement with predictions from several theoretical models requiring a much softer πNN formfactor. We are able to show that this discrepancy is removed if correlated πρ exchange is added to the Bonn potential. (orig.)
The authors discuss why QCD leads to the search for exotic hadrons. They summarize some expectations from theory and models concerning the masses, decay pattern and characteristic features of glueballs (gg), hybrid (q bar qg) and diquonia (qq bar q bar q) mesons. They discuss the best known or more interesting candidates for exotic mesons
Mesonic effects in nuclear physics
The relation between mesons and nucleons and the properties of nuclear matter, as presently understood, is considered in these lectures. Feynman diagrams, meson theoretical nucleon-nucleon interactions, mesonic components in nuclear wave functions, direct observation of mesonic components in NN scattering above the pion production threshold, nuclear matter theory, and pion condensation are treated. 120 references
Vector-meson dominance revisited
Terschlüsen Carla
2012-12-01
Full Text Available The interaction of mesons with electromagnetism is often well described by the concept of vector-meson dominance (VMD. However, there are also examples where VMD fails. A simple chiral Lagrangian for pions, rho and omega mesons is presented which can account for the respective agreement and disagreement between VMD and phenomenology in the sector of light mesons.
Transversity and Meson Photoproduction
Goldstein, G R; Goldstein, Gary R.; Gamberg, Leonard
2002-01-01
Both meson photoproduction and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering can potentially probe transversity in the nucleon. We explore how that potential can be realized dynamically. The role of rescattering in both exclusive and inclusive meson production as a source for transverse polarization asymmetry is examined. We use a dynamical model to calculate the asymmetry and relate that to the transversity distribution of the nucleon.
Ajay Kumar Rai; P C Vinodkumar
2006-05-01
The mass spectrum of $c\\bar{b}$ meson is investigated with an effective quark-antiquark potential of the form $\\dfrac{-_{c}}{r} + Ar^{}$ with varying from 0.5 to 2.0. The and -wave masses, pseudoscalar decay constant, weak decay partial widths in spectator model and the lifetime of c meson are computed. The properties calculated here are found to be in good agreement with other theoretical and experimental values at potential index, = 1.
ρ meson decays of heavy hybrid mesons
Zhang, Liang; Huang, Peng-Zhi
2016-07-01
We calculate the ρ meson couplings between the heavy hybrid doublets Hh/Sh/Mh/Th and the ordinary qQ̅ doublets in the framework of the light-cone QCD sum rule. The sum rules obtained rely mildly on the Borel parameters in their working regions. The resulting coupling constants are rather small in most cases. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11105007)
The plasma phase at high temperatures of a strongly coupled gauge theory can be holographically modelled by an AdS black hole. Matter in the fundamental representation and in the quenched approximation is introduced through embedding D7-branes in the AdS-Schwarzschild background. Low spin mesons correspond to the fluctuations of the D7-brane world volume. As is well known by now, there are two different kinds of embeddings, either reaching down to the black hole horizon or staying outside of it. In the latter case the fluctuations of the D7-brane world volume represent stable low spin mesons. In the plasma phase we do not expect mesons to be stable but to melt at sufficiently high temperature. We model the late stages of this meson melting by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations for the embeddings that do reach down to the horizon. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the typical relaxation time back to equilibrium of the meson perturbation in the hot plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression
Static-light meson-meson potentials
Bali, Gunnar
2010-01-01
We investigate potentials between pairs of static-light mesons in Nf=2 Lattice QCD, in different spin channels. The question of attraction and repulsion is particularly interesting with respect to the X(3872) charmonium state and charged candidates such as the Z+(4430). We employ the nonperturbatively improved Sheikholeslami-Wohlert fermion and the Wilson gauge actions at a lattice spacing a approx. 0.084 fm and a pseudoscalar mass mPS approx. 760 MeV. We use stochastic all-to-all propagator techniques, improved by a hopping parameter expansion. The analysis is based on the variational method, utilizing various source and sink interpolators.
The search for I = 0 0++ mesons is described. The crucial role played by the states in the 1 GeV region is highlighted. An analysis program that with unimpeachable data would produce definitive results on these is outlined and shown with present data to provide prima facie evidence for dynamics beyond that of the quark model. The authors briefly speculate on the current status of the lowest mass scalar mesons and discuss how experiment can resolve the unanswered issues. 30 references, 6 figures, 1 table
Techniques in meson spectroscopy
This report contains lectures on the following topics: the quark model and beyond using quantum chromodynamics; analysis of formation reactions; energy dependence of the partial wave amplitudes; where the data for the t-matrix analysis comes from; and coupled channel analysis of isoscalar mesons
Vento, Vicente [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Departamento de Fisica Teorica y Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot (Spain)
2016-01-15
Calculations in unquenched QCD for the scalar glueball spectrum have confirmed previous results of Gluodynamics finding a glueball at ∝1750 MeV. I analyze the implications of this discovery from the point of view of glueball-meson mixing in light of the experimental scalar spectrum. (orig.)
Exclusive and inclusive decays of B mesons into Ds mesons
We have studied the production of Ds mesons in the decays of B mesons at the Υ(4S) resonance. We report on the first observation of exclusive B-meson decays B→Ds-D*+, B→Ds-D+, and B→Ds-D0. We also present a new measurement of the branching ratio and the momentum spectrum for the inclusive decay B→DsX
According to the Standard Model of six quarks and six leptons, the charged-current decays of quarks can couple any of the up quarks, u, c, or t, to any of the down quarks, d, s, or b. Several of these couplings can be measured only in B-meson decays. It is important to measure them accurately in order to expand our knowledge of the model, to test its validity, and more importantly, to take us to a formulation of what is beyond. In the paper, the authors review the measurements that have been made on the weak decays of B mesons and discuss their implications for the matrix of quark couplings
Light Meson Distribution Amplitudes
Arthur, R; Brommel, D; Donnellan, M A; Flynn, J M; Juttner, A; de Lima, H Pedroso; Rae, T D; Sachrajda, C T; Samways, B
2010-01-01
We calculated the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes for the pseudoscalar mesons ($\\pi$ and $K$) and the longitudinally polarised vector mesons ($\\rho$, $K^*$ and $\\phi$) as part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' $N_f=2+1$ domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme. These quantities were obtained with a good precision and, in particular, the expected effects of $SU(3)$-flavour symmetry breaking were observed. Operators were renormalised non-perturbatively and extrapolations to the physical point were made, guided by leading order chiral perturbation theory. The main results presented are for two volumes, $16^3\\times 32$ and $24^3\\times 64$, with a common lattice spacing. Preliminary results for a lattice with a finer lattice spacing, $32^3\\times64$, are discussed and a first look is taken at the use of twisted boundary conditions to extract distribution amplitudes.
Meson Spectroscopy without Tetraquarks
Bugg, D V
2011-01-01
Data on e+e- -> piplus-piminus-Upsilon(1S,2S,3S) show a large increase in branching fractions near Upsilon(10860). A suggestion of Ali et al. is to interpret this as evidence for a tetraquark, Yb(10890) = b-bbar. However, it may also be interpreted in terms of Upsilon(10860) -> B-B*, B*B* and BsB*s above the open-b threshold, followed by de-excitation processes such as $BB* -> Upsilon (1S,2S,3S). In the charm sector, a hypothesis open to experimental test is that X,Y and Z peaks in the mass range 3872 to 3945 MeV may all be due to regular 3P1 and 3P2 c-cbar states (and perhaps 3P0) mixed with meson-meson.
A heavy particle with an unusual decay pattern discovered by the Belle experiment at KEK in Japan is the latest addition to the meson family tree. If we had to name a modern-day Mendeleev, his name would surely be Murray Gell-Mann. In the 1960s, faced with a bewildering array of particles called hadrons that had been turning up in high-energy experiments around the world, Gell-Mann proposed that the particles were combinations of a few fundamental entities called quarks. This idea brought order into the hadronic chaos, a feat for which Gell-Man was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Physics. Ever since the quark model was introduced, physicists have wanted to find out how the six different types of quarks - up (u), down (d), strange (s), charm (c), bottom (b) and top (t) - combine to form the hadrons we observe. The simple hadronic structures that we see are easy to define: mesons such as pions and kaons consist of a quark and an antiquark pair, while baryons such as protons and neutrons are made up of three quarks or three antiquarks. But the theory that describes quarks, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), also permits particles containing four or more quarks. Indeed, a meson can be more generally defined as a hadron that has an integer value of intrinsic angular momentum in quantum units, while baryons have half-integer multiples of spin. Discovering such exotic hadrons, particularly mesons with more than the minimal quark-antiquark structure, would therefore provide crucial information for our understanding of the strong force. In fact, physicists thought they had glimpsed a five-quark state called a 'pentaquark' in 2003. Sadly this excitement looks as if it was misplaced, since the latest results from dedicated experimental searches suggest that pentaquarks are a purely statistical phenomenon (see Physics World May p7: print edition only). (U.K.)
Törnqvist, N. A.; Spanier, S.(University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA); Amsler, C
2008-01-01
This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2778 new measurements from 645 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and re...
The nature of the scalar mesons in the 1 GeV region is studied. Analysis of all high statistics data in the neighbourhood of Kanti K threshold, in particular the fine-binned spectra on ψ → φ(ππ), φ(Kanti K) from DM2 and Mark III, indicate in an almost model-independent way that the f0(S*) is not a Kanti K molecule. (orig.)
Heavy meson production at HERA
Figiel Jan
2014-01-01
Full Text Available The copious production of charm mesons at HERA has allowed QCD to be probed in open charm and charm vector meson production. Elastic and proton-dissociatve photoproduction of J/ψ mesons have been measured at HERA. The data are compared to other measurements and the W and t dependences are parametrised using phenomenological fits. The ψ (2S state has also been measured exclusively and the ratio of its production rate to J/ψ mesons presented as a function of the kinematic variables. Inelastic production of J/ψ and ψ(2S mesons gives insight into non-relativistic QCD and final results are presented here. Open charm production has been measured in order to better understand the fragmentation process of charm mesons as well as giving insight into the structure of the proton.
Future prospects for exotic mesons
A brief description is given of the current status of exotic mesons produced in π-p interactions at 18 GeV/c-carried out with the BNL multiparticle spectrometer. The next logical step in our endeavor to understand the gluonic degrees of freedom in mesons is to extend the search for exotic mesons with hidden strangeness in K-p interactions at beam momenta in the range 15 to 25 GeV/c. (orig.)
Tolos, L; Garcia-Recio, C; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Oset, E; Ramos, A
2010-01-01
The properties of charmed mesons in dense matter are studied using a unitary coupled-channel approach in the nuclear medium which takes into account Pauli-blocking effects and meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. We obtain the open-charm meson spectral functions in this dense nuclear environment, and discuss their implications on hidden charm and charm scalar resonances and on the formation of $D$-mesic nuclei at FAIR.
MIXING AND CP VIOLATION IN D MESONS
Yaouanc, A. Le; Oliver, L.; Pène, O; Raynal, J. -C.
1995-01-01
We review mixing and CP violation in $D$ mesons, emphasizing the differences with the other pseudoscalar mesons in the Standard Model, and show that $D$ mesons can be useful to look for physics beyond the Standard Model.
Charmed mesons in nuclear matter
Tolos, L; Garcia-Recio, C; Oset, E; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Ramos, A
2010-01-01
We obtain the properties of charmed mesons in dense matter using a coupled-channel approach which accounts for Pauli blocking effects and meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. We study the behaviour of dynamically-generated baryonic resonances together with the open-charm meson spectral functions in this dense nuclear environment. We discuss the implications of the in-medium properties of open-charm mesons on the $D_{s0}(2317)$ and the predicted X(3700) scalar resonances, and on the formation of $D$-mesic nuclei.
Rare B Meson Decays With Omega Mesons
Zhang, Lei; /Colorado U.
2006-04-24
Rare charmless hadronic B decays are particularly interesting because of their importance in understanding the CP violation, which is essential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in our universe, and of their roles in testing the ''effective'' theory of B physics. The study has been done with the BABAR experiment, which is mainly designed for the study of CP violation in the decays of neutral B mesons, and secondarily for rare processes that become accessible with the high luminosity of the PEP-II B Factory. In a sample of 89 million produced B{bar B} pairs on the BABAR experiment, we observed the decays B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}K{sup 0} and B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup +} for the first time, made more precise measurements for B{sup +} {yields} {omega}h{sup +} and reported tighter upper limits for B {yields} {omega}K* and B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup 0}.
Heavy meson fragmentation at LHC
M. A. Gomshi Nobary
2003-06-01
Full Text Available Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN will provide excellent opportunity to study the production and decay of heavy mesons and baryons with high statistics. We aim at the heavy mesons in this work and calculate their fragmentation functions consistent with this machine and present their total fragmentation probabilities and average fragmentation parameters.
Mesonic theory of effective forces
The construction of nucleon-nucleon effective interaction on base of meson theory of nuclear forces is considered. The dependence of effective force parameters from coupling constants and masses of the exchange mesons is investigated. The results of nuclear matter calculations are presented. 36 refs.; 9 figs.; 2 tabs
Exotic meson spectroscopy with CLAS
Adams, G.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)
1994-04-01
The identification and study of mesons with explicit gluonic degrees of freedom will provide major constraints on nonperturbative QCD and models thereof. CLAS will provide a unique opportunity for studying these resonances by measuring photoproduction of multi-meson final states.
The author calculates the form factors describing semileptonic and penguin induced decays of B mesons into light pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The form factors are calculated from QCD sum rules on the light-cone including contributions up to twist 4, radiative corrections to the leading twist contribution and SU(3) breaking effects. The theoretical uncertainty is estimated to be tilde (15--20)%
Exotic mesons: status and future
Klempt, Eberhard
2007-01-01
The evidence for the existence of mesons with exotic quantum numbers and of hybrid candidates with non-exotic quantum numbers is critically reviewed, including candidates with hidden charm. Aims and methods of future searches for hybrid mesons are briefly discussed.
The light meson spectroscopy program
Smith, Elton S. [JLAB
2014-06-01
Recent discoveries of a number of unexpected new charmomium-like meson states at the BaBar and Belle B-factories have demonstrated how little is still known about meson spectroscopy. In this talk we will review recent highlights of the light quark spectroscopy from collider and fixed target experiments.
The light meson spectroscopy program
Smith Elton S.
2014-06-01
Full Text Available Recent discoveries of a number of unexpected new charmomium-like meson states at the BaBar and Belle B-factories have demonstrated how little is still known about meson spectroscopy. In this talk we will review recent highlights of the light quark spectroscopy from collider and fixed target experiments.
Meson Resonances from Lattice QCD
Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
2016-06-01
There has been recent, significant, advances in the determination of the meson spectrum of QCD. Current efforts have focused on the development and application of finite-volume formalisms that allow for the determination of scattering amplitudes as well as resonance behavior in coupled channel systems. I will review some of these recent developments, and demonstrate the viability of the method in meson systems.
Meson resonances on the lattice
Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
2016-06-01
There has been recent, significant, advances in the determination of the meson spectrum of QCD. Current efforts have focused on the development and application of finite-volume formalisms that allow for the determination of scattering amplitudes as well as resonance behavior in coupled channel systems. I will review some of these recent developments, and demonstrate the viability of the method in meson systems
K^* Mesons and Nucleon Strangeness
Barz, L. L.; Forkel, H.; Hammer, H. -W.; Navarra, F. S.; Nielsen, M; Ramsey-Musolf, M. J.
1998-01-01
We study contributions to the nucleon strange quark vector current form factors from intermediate states containing K^* mesons. We show how these contributions may be comparable in magnitude to those made by K mesons, using methods complementary to those employed in quark model studies. We also analyze the degree of theoretical uncertainty associated with K^* contributions.
Photoproduction of Hybrid Mesons
Barnes, T.
1999-01-01
In this contribution I discuss prospects for photoproducing hybrid mesons at CEBAF, based on recent model results and experimental indications of possible hybrids. One excellent opportunity appears to be a search for the I=1, JPC=2+-, neutral "(b2)o" hybrid in (a2 pi)o through diffractive photoproduction. Other notable possibilities accessible through pi+ or pio exchange photoproduction are I=1, JPC=1-+, charged "pi1+" in f1 pi+, (b1 pi)+ and (rho pi)+; piJ(1770)+ in f2 pi+ and (b1 pi)+; pi(1...
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have measured the lifetimes of the D0, D+ and Ds+ mesons. We find τsub(D0) = (4.8±0.4±0.3)x10-13 s, τsub(D+) = (10.5±0.8±0.7)x10-13 s and τsub(Ds+) = (5.6-1.2+1.3±0.8)x10.13s. (orig.)
Physics Opportunities with Meson Beams
Briscoe, William J; Haberzettl, Helmut; Manley, D Mark; Naruki, Megumi; Strakovsky, Igor I; Swanson, Eric S
2015-01-01
Over the past two decades, meson photo- and electro-production data of unprecedented quality and quantity have been measured at electromagnetic facilities worldwide. By contrast, the meson-beam data for the same hadronic final states are mostly outdated and largely of poor quality, or even nonexistent, and thus provide inadequate input to help interpret, analyze, and exploit the full potential of the new electromagnetic data. To reap the full benefit of the high-precision electromagnetic data, new high-statistics data from measurements with meson beams, with good angle and energy coverage for a wide range of reactions, are critically needed to advance our knowledge in baryon and meson spectroscopy and other related areas of hadron physics. To address this situation, a state of-the-art meson-beam facility needs to be constructed. The present paper summarizes unresolved issues in hadron physics and outlines the vast opportunities and advances that only become possible with such a facility.
Physics opportunities with meson beams
Briscoe, William J.; Doering, Michael; Haberzettl, Helmut; Strakovsky, Igor I. [The George Washington University, Washington, DC (United States); Manley, D.M. [Kent State University, Kent, OH (United States); Naruki, Megumi [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Swanson, Eric S. [University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
2015-10-15
Over the past two decades, meson photo- and electroproduction data of unprecedented quality and quantity have been measured at electromagnetic facilities worldwide. By contrast, the meson-beam data for the same hadronic final states are mostly outdated and largely of poor quality, or even non-existent, and thus provide inadequate input to help interpret, analyze, and exploit the full potential of the new electromagnetic data. To reap the full benefit of the high-precision electromagnetic data, new high-statistics data from measurements with meson beams, with good angle and energy coverage for a wide range of reactions, are critically needed to advance our knowledge in baryon and meson spectroscopy and other related areas of hadron physics. To address this situation, a state-of-the-art meson-beam facility needs to be constructed. The present paper summarizes unresolved issues in hadron physics and outlines the vast opportunities and advances that only become possible with such a facility. (orig.)
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2016-01-01
The goal of the COMPASS experiment at CERN is to study the structure and dynamics of hadrons. The two-stage spectrometer used by the experiment has large acceptance and covers a wide kinematic range for charged as well as neutral particles and can therefore measure a wide range of reactions. The spectroscopy of light mesons is performed with negative (mostly $\\pi^-$) and positive ($p$, $\\pi^+$) hadron beams with a momentum of 190 GeV/$c$. The light-meson spectrum is measured in different final states produced in diffractive dissociation reactions with squared four-momentum transfer $t$ to the target between 0.1 and 1.0 $(\\text{GeV}/c)^2$. The flagship channel is the $\\pi^-\\pi^-\\pi^+$ final state, for which COMPASS has recorded the currently world's largest data sample. These data not only allow to measure the properties of known resonances with high precision, but also to observe new states. Among these is a new axial-vector signal, the $a_1(1420)$, with unusual properties. Novel analysis techniques have been...
Grube, Boris
2015-01-01
The COmmon Muon and Proton Apparatus for Structure and Spectroscopy (COMPASS) is a multi-purpose fixed-target experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) aimed at studying the structure and spectrum of hadrons. The two-stage spectrometer has a good acceptance for charged as well as neutral particles over a wide kinematic range and thus allows to access a wide range of reactions. Light mesons are studied with negative (mostly $\\pi^-$) and positive ($p$, $\\pi^+$) hadron beams with a momentum of 190 GeV/$c$. The spectrum of light mesons is investigated in various final states produced in diffractive dissociation reactions at squared four-momentum transfers to the target between 0.1 and 1.0 $(\\text{GeV}/c)^2$. The flagship channel is the $\\pi^-\\pi^+\\pi^-$ final state, for which COMPASS has recorded the currently largest data sample. These data not only allow to measure the properties of known resonances with high precision, but also to search for new states. Among these is a new resonance-like signal, t...
Meson radiobiology and therapy
High-linear energy transfer radiation (neutrons, heavy ions, and pions) have a greater relative biological effectiveness than low-linear energy transfer radiation by depositing a high density of ionization in irradiated cells. This overcomes the protective effect of oxygen; decreases the variation in sensitivity among the several stages of the cell cycles; and, inhibits the repair of sublethal damage as compared to x-rays, gamma rays, electrons and protons. Negative pi mesons (pions), appear particularly suited for radiation therapy as their penetration and depth-dose profiles lend themselves to shaping the high dose area to the tumor size and location. Preliminary biological experiments with pions produced at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility studied cell survival at various radiation depths and cell cycle sensitivity. Histologic study of data from the first human experiments indicated severe tumor cell destruction by pions as compared to x-rays in treating malignant melanoma skin nodules, without increased effects on dermal elements. (U.S.)
Photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons
Xiao, Bo-Wen; Ma, Bo-Qiang
2005-01-01
The photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta$, and $\\eta ^{\\prime}$ are systematically calculated in a light-cone framework, which is applicable as a light-cone quark model at low $Q^{2}$ and is also physically in accordance with the light-cone pQCD approach at large $Q^{2}$. The calculated results agree with the available experimental data at high energy scale. We also predict the low $Q^{2}$ behaviors of the photon-meson transition form factors of ...
Eta'-meson as pseudoscalar gluonium
It is proved the sum rules of quantum chromodynamics for a current constructed of the gluon field operators are saturated by the eta'-meson. The meson mass is estimated and its residue in the gluon current. There is a considerable difference between the eta'-meson as gluon and the classical quark states such as the delta-meson. (orig.)
Rotating strings confronting PDG mesons
Jacob Sonnenschein; Dorin Weissman
2014-01-01
We revisit the model of mesons as rotating strings with massive endpoints and confront it with meson spectra. We look at Regge trajectories both in the ( J, M 2 ) and ( n, M 2 ) planes, where J and n are the angular momentum and radial excitation number respectively. We start from states comprised of u and d quarks alone, move on to trajectories involving s and c quarks, and finally analyze the trajectories of the heaviest observed b b ¯ $$ b\\overline{b} $$ mesons. The endpoint masses provide...
In this article we give a review of certain aspects of the present understanding of spectroscopy of heavy mesons and constituent quark masses in the light of non-relativistic potential model approach motivated by quantum chromodynamics. We find that the one gluon exchange at short distance and colour-confining interaction at large distance which is pure scalar (or scalar-vector admixture with dominant scalar interaction) under the Lorentz transformation, can explain only partially the present data on 1P states of cc-bar and bb-bar states. The S-wave data, that are available at present, however can be understood with both scalar confinement or scalar-vector admixture with scalar-dominant interaction. (author). 44 refs, 13 tabs
Gy Wolf
2006-04-01
One consequence of the chiral restoration is the mixing of parity partners. We look for a possible signature of the mixing of vector and axial vector mesons in heavy-ion collisions. We suggest an experimental method for its observation. The dynamical evolution of the heavy-ion collision is described by a transport equation of QMD-type evolving nucleons, * and resonances, ’s and $\\sum$ baryons, and furthermore, ’s, ’s ’s ’s ’s and kaons with their isospin degrees of freedom. The input cross-sections and resonance parameters of the model are fitted to the available nucleon–nucleon and pion–nucleon cross-sections.
Meson spectroscopy with unitary coupled-channels model for heavy-meson decay into three mesons
Nakamura, Satoshi X.
2012-01-01
We develop a model for describing excited mesons decay into three mesons. The properties of the excited mesons can be extracted with this model. The model maintains the three-body unitarity that has been missed in previous data analyses based on the conventional isobar models. We study an importance of the three-body unitarity in extracting hadron properties from data. For this purpose, we use the unitary and isobar models to analyze the same pseudo data of gamma p -> pi+pi+pi-n, and extract ...
An introduction to heavy mesons
Grinstein, B
1995-01-01
Introductory lectures (delivered at the VI Mexican School of Particles and Fields) on heavy quarks and heavy quark effective field theory. Applications to inclusive semileptonic decays and to interactions with light mesons are covered in detail.
A Constituent Quark-Meson Model for Heavy Meson Decays
Deandrea, Aldo
1998-01-01
I describe a model for heavy meson decays based on an effective quark-meson lagrangian. I consider the heavy mesons S with spin and parity J^P=(1+,0+), H with J^P=(1-,0-) and T^mu with J^P=(2+,1+), i.e. S and P wave heavy-light mesons. The model is constrained by the known symmetries of QCD in the mQ -> infinity limit for the heavy quarks, and chiral symmetry in the light quark sector. Using a very limited number of free parameters it is possible to compute several phenomenological quantities, e.g. the leptonic B and B** decay constants; the three universal Isgur-Wise form factors: xi, tau(3/2), tau(1/2), describing the semi-leptonic decays B -> D(*) l nu, B -> D** l nu; the strong and radiative D* decays; the weak semi-leptonic decays of B and D into light mesons: pi, rho, a1. An overall agreement with data, when available, is achieved.
D meson decay channels that involve light scalar mesons
Fariborz, Amir
2013-04-01
A generalized linear sigma model of low-energy QCD is used to study several decay channels of D mesons that involve light scalar meson as a decay product. Such studies require reliable models for scalar mesons that take into account underlying mixing among quark-antiquarks, tetra quarks and glueballs. In this talk, the generalized linear sigma model of low-energy QCD for understanding the properties of scalar mosons will be briefly presented, and he application of this model to studies of heavier meson decays [such as the semileptonic decay Ds(1968)->f0(980) e^+ ν] will be presented, and a few directions for further extensions of the model will be outlined. Refs. A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter and M.N. Shahid, ``Semi-leptonic Ds^+(1968) Decays as a Scalar Meson Probe,'' Physical Review D 84, 094024 (2011). A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter and M.N. Shahid, ``Chiral Nonet Mixing in pi-pi Scattering,'' Physical Review D 84, 113004 (2011).
Cross sections for meson-meson nonresonant reactions
Li, Yu-Qi
2007-01-01
Meson-meson nonresonant reactions governed by the quark-interchange mechanism are studied in a potential that is derived from QCD. S-wave elastic phase shifts for I=2 \\pi\\pi and I=3/2 K \\pi scattering are obtained with wave functions determined by the central spin-independent term of the potential. The reactions include inelastic scatterings of two mesons in the ground-state pseudoscalar octet and the ground-state vector nonet. Cross sections for reactions involving pion, rho, K and K^* indicate that mesonic interactions in matter consisting of only K and K^* can be stronger than mesonic interactions in matter consisting of only pions and rhos and the reaction of I=3/2 \\pi K^* \\to \\rho K is most important among the endothermic nonresonant reactions. By the quark-interchange mechanism we can offer \\sqrt s-dependences of phi absorption cross sections in collisions with pion and rho and relevant average cross sections what are very small for the reaction of I=1 \\pi \\phi \\to K^* K^* and remarkably large for the r...
Photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons
Xiao, B W; Xiao, Bo-Wen; Ma, Bo-Qiang
2005-01-01
The photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta $, and $\\eta ^{\\prime}$ are systematically calculated in a light-cone framework, which is applicable as a light-cone quark model at low $Q^{2}$ and is also physically in accordance with the light-cone pQCD approach at large $Q^{2}$. The calculated results agree with the available experimental data at high energy scale. We also predict the low $Q^{2}$ behaviors of the photon-meson transition form factors of $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta $ and $\\eta ^{\\prime }$, which are measurable in $e+A({Nucleus})\\to e+A+M$ process via Primakoff effect at JLab and DESY.
Meson Strings and Flavor Branes
Bando, M; Terunuma, S; Bando, Masako; Sugamoto, Akio; Terunuma, Sachiko
2006-01-01
In a QCD-like string model based on D6 flavor branes in the presence of D4 color branes wrapping one of the compactified dimension on an $S^1$, the shape of meson strings in the five dimensional curved space as well as the potential between quark and anti-quark are investigated. The flavor branes on which both ends of a meson string live are assumed to be separated in this five dimensional space, depending on the values of the constituent quark masses. It is shown in this picture that the meson string with different flavors on both ends changes its shape at a critical distance. There is, however, no critical distance for the meson with the same flavors. At this critical distance the potential between quark and anti-quark with different flavors gives a point of reflection and changes its shape around this point. Accordingly, the attractive force between quark and anti-quark seems to become stronger when the distance of flavor branes connecting meson strings becomes larger. This indicates quark systems with dif...
Beauty Meson Decays To Charmonium
Ershov, A V
2001-01-01
We study decays of beauty (B) mesons into the final states containing charmonium mesons. The data were collected by the CLEO experiment at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring from 1990 to 1999. First, we describe a technique that significantly improves the reconstruction efficiency for decays of J/ y and y (2S) mesons into a pair of leptons. This reconstruction method is used in all the analyses presented in this dissertation. Then we present a study of B decays to the χc 1 and χc2 charmonium states and compare our results with the predictions of different theoretical models of charmonium production. After that we report the first observation of the decay B → J/ y &phis;K, which is the first B meson decay requiring a creation of an additional ss¯ quark pair. Then we measure the B0 and B+ meson masses from B0 → y (′) K0S and B+ → y (′) K+ decays. The method employed eliminates the dominant systematic uncertainty associated w...
Search for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons
A search has been performed for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons arising from b→u transitions, W exchange modes, B+ annihilation processes, and decays where the Ds+ is not produced via a W→c anti s quark pair coupling, using the ARGUS detector operating on the Y(4S) resonance at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II. Upper limits for individual decay modes are obtained. In addition, from a study of Ds+l- correlations an upper limit of BR(B→Ds+l-X)<1.2%(90% CL) is determined. (orig.)
Vector meson-vector meson interaction and dynamically generated resonances
We report upon 11 composite meson states, dynamically generated from the vector meson–vector meson interaction using the local hidden gauge formalism within a unitary approach. Six of these states are associated to the f0(1370), f0(1710), f2(1270), f'2(1525), a2(1320) and K*2(1430) resonances. At the same time we predict five other states with the quantum numbers of h1, a0, b1, K*0, and K1 which could be tested by future experiments.
Neutral B meson flavor tagging
Wilson, R J
2001-01-01
We present an investigation of the use of net charge and kaon identification to tag the flavor of neutral B mesons. The net charge of the neutral B meson decay products is zero if all charged particles are used and slightly non-zero if only undiscriminated hadronic final states are used. The net charge of the kaons alone correctly tags the identity of the neutral meson in at least a third of all decays. We have parametrized the particle identification capability of several techniques, such as dE/dx in time projection chambers, LEP/SLC ring-imaging chambers and an enhanced BaBar DIRC. Using these parametrisations we compare the relative tagging power of each technique to that of an ideal detector. (8 refs).
The strange axial-vector mesons K1 (1270) and K1 (1400) are reanalyzed in the light of the updated experimental information and compared with the recent result on the Kππ production in τ decay. The mixing angle between the strange mesons of 3P1 and 1P1 is determined by the partial decay rates, and, independently, by the masses. They lead to θK∼33 degree or 57 degree. The observed K1 (1400) production dominance in the τ decay favors θK∼33 degree. Flavor-SU(3) breaking of 20% or so in the production amplitudes can explain quantitatively the observed production ratio
Beauty meson decays to charmonium
Ershov, Alexey Valerievich
2001-10-01
We study decays of beauty (B) mesons into the final states containing charmonium mesons. The data were collected by the CLEO experiment at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring from 1990 to 1999. First, we describe a technique that significantly improves the reconstruction efficiency for decays of J/ y and y (2S) mesons into a pair of leptons. This reconstruction method is used in all the analyses presented in this dissertation. Then we present a study of B decays to the χc 1 and χc2 charmonium states and compare our results with the predictions of different theoretical models of charmonium production. After that we report the first observation of the decay B --> J/ y φK, which is the first B meson decay requiring a creation of an additional ss¯ quark pair. Then we measure the B0 and B+ meson masses from B0 --> y (') K0S and B+ --> y (') K+ decays. The method employed eliminates the dominant systematic uncertainty associated with the previous B meson mass measurements at the e+e- colliders and results in a significant improvement in precision. After that we present a study of three B0 decay modes useful for time-dependent CP asymmetry measurements. In this study we reconstruct B0 --> J/ y K0S , B0 --> χc 1 K0S , and B0 --> J/ y π0 decays. The latter two decay modes are observed for the first time. We describe a K0S --> π0π0 detection technique and its application to the reconstruction of the decay B 0 --> J/ y K0S . Then we present a sensitivity study for the measurement of the mixing-induced CP violation in the neutral B meson system (parameter sin 2β) at CLEO using the method that requires a measurement of the decay time of only one meson in a B0overline B0 pair. Finally, we search for direct CP violation in decays B+/- --> J/ y K+/- and B +/- --> y (2S) K+/- . The results of this search are consistent with the Standard Model expectations and provide the first experimental test of the assumption that direct CP violation is negligible in B --> y (') K decays.
Status of light scalar mesons as non-ordinary mesons
In this talk I briefly review the status of the f0(500) and f0(980) together with the other light scalar resonances, as well as the emerging picture of a non-ordinary light meson multiplet, paying particular attention to unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory, large Nc, semilocal duality and Regge theory arguments
Unraveling the pattern of the $XYZ$ mesons
Vijande, J
2015-01-01
We present a plausible mechanism for the origin of the $XYZ$ mesons in the heavy meson spectra within a standard quark-model picture. We discuss the conditions required for the existence of four--quark bound states or resonances contributing to the heavy meson spectra, being either compact or molecular. We concentrate on charmonium and bottomonium spectra, where several new states, difficult to understand as simple quark-antiquark pairs, have been reported by different experimental collaborations. The pivotal role played by entangled meson-meson thresholds is emphasized.
Kotulla, Martin
2006-01-01
We discuss recent experimental results on the modification of hadron properties in a nuclear medium. Particular emphasis is placed on an $\\omega$ production experiment performed by the CBELSA/TAPS collaboration at the ELSA accelerator. The data shows a smaller $\\omega$ meson mass together with a significant increase of its width in the nuclear medium.
Holographic mesons in various dimensions
Myers, R C; Myers, Robert C.; Thomson, Rowan M.
2006-01-01
We calculate the spectrum of fluctuations of a probe Dk-brane in the background of N Dp-branes, for k=p,p+2,p+4 and p< 5. The result corresponds to the mesonic spectrum of a (p+1)-dimensional super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory coupled to `dynamical quarks', i.e., fields in the fundamental representation -- the latter are confined to a defect for k=p and p+2. We find a universal behaviour where the spectrum is discrete and the mesons are deeply bound. The mass gap and spectrum are set by the scale M ~ m_q/g_{eff}(m_q), where m_q is the mass of the fundamental fields and g_{eff}(m_q) is the effective coupling evaluated at the quark mass, i.e. g_{eff}^2(m_q)=\\gym^2N m_q^{p-3}. We consider the evolution of the meson spectra into the far infrared of three-dimensional SYM, where the gravity dual lifts to M-theory. We also argue that the mass scale appearing in the meson spectra is dictated by holography.
Local optical potentials for mesons
Full text: Local optical models are very useful to describe many nuclear reactions, with the parameters often determined from fits to data. Elastic meson-nucleus scattering can be described by such potentials, but there is a strong ambiguity in the parameters [1], making the model hard to apply. Consideration of meson-nucleus inelastic scattering to collective states can be described in the local DWBA, built on local optical models. If the parameters of the optical potential are varied so as to find simultaneous agreement with both elastic and inelastic scattering, the ambiguity is removed, and a unique local optical potential can be defined for mesons [2,3]. The methods used to determine these parameters, examples of the fits and the meaning of the results will be explained. The result is a widely usable set of parameters in a simple local optical potential for pion and kaon interactions with nuclei, found to describe these reactions over a wide range of beam energies and nuclear masses. This accomplishment should allow a wider range of nuclear reaction models to include mesons in a simple way
Theoretical overview: The New mesons
Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab
2004-11-01
After commenting on the state of contemporary hadronic physics and spectroscopy, I highlight four areas where the action is: searching for the relevant degrees of freedom, mesons with beauty and charm, chiral symmetry and the D{sub sJ} levels, and X(3872) and the lost tribes of charmonium.
Pseudoscalar meson form factors and decays
Dorokhov, A E
2011-01-01
In this communication we discuss few topics related with modern experimental data on the physics of light pseudoscalar mesons. It includes the contribution of the pseudoscalar mesons to the muon anomalous magnetic moment (AMM), $g-2$, the rare decays of light pseudoscalar mesons to lepton pair, the transition form factors of pseudoscalar mesons at large momentum transfer, the pion transversity form factor. Measuring the muon anomalous magnetic moment $g-2$ and the rare decays of light pseudoscalar mesons into lepton pair $P\\rightarrow l^{+}l^{-} $ serve as important test of the standard model. To reduce the theoretical uncertainty in the standard model predictions the data on the transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons play significant role. Recently new data on behavior of these form factors at large momentum transfer was supplied by the BABAR collaboration. Within the nonlocal chiral quark model it shown how to describe these data and how the meson distribution amplitude evolves as a function o...
Vector meson electroproduction in QCD
Based on the generalized QCD vector meson dominance model, we study the electroproduction of a vector meson off a proton in the QCD inspired eikonalized model. Numerical calculations for the total cross section σtot and differential cross section dσ/dt are performed for ρ, ω and φ meson electroproduction in this paper. Since gluons interact among themselves (self-interaction), two gluons can form a glueball with quantum numbers IG, JPC = 0+, 2++, decay width Γt ≈ 100 MeV, and mass of mG=2.23 GeV. The three gluons can form a three-gluon colorless bound state with charge conjugation quantum number C = -1, called the Odderon. The mediators of interactions between projectiles (the quark and antiquark pair fluctuated from the virtual photon) and the proton target (a three-quark system) are the tensor glueball and the Odderon. Our calculated results in the tensor glueball and Odderon exchange model fit to the existing data successfully, which evidently shows that our present QCD mechanism is a good description of meson electroproduction off a proton. It should be emphasized that our mechanism is different from the theoretical framework of Block et al. We also believe that the present study and its success are important for the investigation of other vector meson electro- and photoproduction at high energies, as well as for searching for new particles such as tensor glueballs and Odderons, which have been predicted by QCD and the color glass condensate model (CGC). Therefore, in return, it can test the validity of QCD and the CGC model. (authors)
Vector meson electroproduction in QCD
LU Juan; CAI Xian-Hao; ZHOU Li-Juan
2012-01-01
Based on the generalized QCD vector meson dominance model,we study the electroproduction of a vector meson off a proton in the QCD inspired eikonalized model.Numerical calculations for the total cross section σtot and differential cross section dσ/dt are performed for p,ω and φ meson electroproduction in this paper.Since gluons interact among themselves (self-interaction),two gluons can form a glueball with quantum numbers IG,JPC =0+,2++,decay width Γt ≈ 100 MeV,and mass of mG=2.23 GeV.The three gluons can form a three-gluon colorless bound state with charge conjugation quantum number C =-1,called the Odderon.The mediators of interactions between projectiles (the quark and antiquark pair fluctuated from the virtual photon) and the proton target (a three-quark system) are the tensor glueball and the Odderon.Our calculated results in the tensor glueball and Odderon exchange model fit to the existing data successfully,which evidently shows that our present QCD mechanism is a good description of meson electroproduction off a proton.It should be emphasized that our mechanism is different from the theoretical framework of Block et al.We also believe that the present study and its success are important for the investigation of other vector meson electro- and photoproduction at high energies,as well as for searching for new particles such as tensor glueballs and Odderons,which have been predicted by QCD and the color glass condensate model (CGC).Therefore,in return,it can test the validity of QCD and the CGC model.
Terschlüsen, Carla
2016-01-01
The contributions of one-loop diagrams with dynamical vector mesons to masses and decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons are determined. Hereby, a relativistic Lagrangian for both the pseudoscalar-meson octet and the vector-meson nonet is used. The vector mesons are given in the antisymmetric tensor representation. Both the differences between static and dynamical vector mesons and the differences between calculations with and without vector mesons are studied as functions of the light quark mass.
On Deusons or Deuteronlike Meson-Meson Bound States
Törnqvist, N A
1994-01-01
The systematics of deuteronlike two-meson bound states, {\\it deusons}, is discussed. Previous arguments that many of the present non-$q\\bar q$ states are such states are elaborated including, in particular, the tensor potential. For pseudoscalar states the important observation is made that the centrifugal barrier from the P-wave can be overcome by the $1/r^2$ and $1/r^3$ terms of the tensor potential. In the heavy meson sector one-pion exchange alone is strong enough to form at least deuteron-like $B\\bar B^*$ and $B^*\\bar B^*$ composites bound by approximately 50 MeV, while $D\\bar D^*$ and $D^*\\bar D^*$ states are expected near the threshold.
Semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson
Recent results on semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson using the CLEO detector at CESR are summarized. Ratios of the inclusive semileptonic branching fractions, B(B-→D0Xl-bar ν), B(bar B0→D+Xl-bar νXl-bar ν), and B(bar B0→D+) average B meson semileptonic branching fraction are reported. The branching fractions of the exclusive final states, B-→D0l-bar ν, B-→D0l-bar ν, and bar B0→D+l-bar ν are measured. The ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(B-→D0l-bar ν) and the polarization of the D*+ are obtained and compared with theoretical models. The value of |Vcb| is calculated from the exclusive branching fractions for various models. Finally, the lifetime ratio of the charged and neutral B's (τ+/τ0) is determined from the ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(bar B0→D+l-bar ν) to be 0.85±0.20+0.22-0.16
Measurement of Charm Meson Lifetimes
We report measurements of the D0 , D+ , and D+s meson lifetimes using 3.7 fb-1 of e+e- annihilation data collected near the Υ(4S) resonance with the CLEO detector. The measured lifetimes of the D0 , D+ , and D+s mesons are 408.5±4.1+3.5-3.4 fs , 1033.6±22.1+9.9-12.7 fs , and 486.3±15.0+4.9-5.1 fs . The precision of these lifetimes are comparable to those of the best previous measurements, and the systematic errors are very different. In a single experiment we find that the ratio of the D+s and D0 lifetimes is 1.19±0.04 . copyright 1999 The American Physical Society
Resurrection of the $\\sigma$ meson
Törnqvist, N A; Tornqvist, Nils A; Roos, Matts
1995-01-01
It is shown from a very general model and an analysis of data on the lightest 0++ meson nonet that the f0(980) and f0(1200) resonance poles are two manifestations of the same ss state. Similarily the a0(980) and the a0(1450) are likely to be two manifestations of the same qq state. On the other hand, the uu+dd state, when unitarized and strongly distorted by hadronic mass shifts, becomes an extremely broad Breit-Wigner-like background, m=860 MeV, Gamma=880 MeV, with its pole at s=(0.158-i0.235) GeV^2. This we identify with the sigma meson required by models for spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry.
Primakoff production of hybrid mesons
The viability of Primakoff technique in searching for hybrid states, and exotic JPC = 1-+ isovector meson bar ρ in particular, is discussed. Results of searches for Primakoff production of an bar ρ in ρπ and ηπ final states produced in high energy interactions of pions with large-Z nuclei are reviewed, and the limits for the radiative coupling Γ( bar ρ+ → π+γ) are presented. Based on available experimental information, electromagnetic production rate estimates are given for the favored bar ρ → πf1(1285) channel. It is argued that a dedicated Primakoff production experiment can be sensitive to values of Γ( bar ρ+ → π+γ) ∼ keV, which makes such measurement a very interesting option for doing spectroscopy of gluonic (and conventional) meson states in the 1.5 ∼ 3 GeV mass range. 18 references, 2 figures
Mesons on a transverse lattice
Dalley, S
2001-01-01
The meson eigenstates of the light-cone Hamiltonian in a coarse transverse lattice gauge theory are investigated. Building upon previous work in pure gauge theory, the Hamiltonian and its Fock space are expanded in powers of dynamical fields. In the leading approximation, the couplings appearing in the Hamiltonian are renormalised by demanding restoration of space-time symmetries broken by the cut-off. Additional requirements from chiral symmetry are discussed and difficulties in imposing them from first principles in the leading approximation are noted. A phenomenological calculation is then performed, in which chiral symmetry in spontaneously broken form is modelled by imposing the physical pion-rho mass splitting as a constraint. The light-cone wavefunctions of the resulting Hamiltonian are used to compute decay constants, form factors and quark momentum and spin distributions for the pion and rho mesons. Extensions beyond leading order, and the implications for first principles calculations, are briefly d...
Baryons and Mesons with Beauty
Goldstein, Gary R.; Wali, Kameshwar C.
2007-01-01
Recent experimental findings of several mesons and baryons with "beauty" and "charm" as flavors remind us of the days when strangeness was discovered, and how its inclusion led to SU(3)-flavor symmetry with enormous success in the classification of the "proliferated" states into SU(3) multiplets. One of the key elements was the successful application of the first order perturbation in symmetry breaking, albeit what then appeared to be huge mass differences, and the prediction of new states th...
A review is given of the nonleptonic decays of D mesons. Included are measurements of the psi(3772), the accurate determination of D masses and their consequences, and inclusive measurements and tagged events. It is noted that the distinction between the above designated events is that in the former one detects a D decay and ignores the remainder of the event, while in the tagged events a D decay is detected and also the remainder of the event is studied. 39 references
Exclusive meson production at HERMES
Manaenkov, Sergey
2016-01-01
The data were accumulated with the HERMES forward spectrometer using the 27.6 GeV longitudinally polarized electron or positron beam of HERA. Exclusive electroproduction of $\\omega$ mesons on unpolarized hydrogen and deuterium targets is studied in the kinematic region of $Q^2>1.0$ GeV$^2$, 3.0 GeV $< W <$ 6.3 GeV, and $-t'< 0.2 $ GeV$^{2}$, while for $\\rho^0$-meson production on a transversely polarized hydrogen target $-t'< 0.4$ GeV$^{2}$ is used. Spin-density matrix elements for $\\omega$ production are presented in projections of $Q^2$ or $-t'$, while the ratios of the helicity amplitudes for the reaction $\\gamma^*+p \\to \\rho^0+p$ are obtained in the entire kinematic region. The usage of the transversely polarized target allows for the first time the extraction of the ratios of certain nucleon-helicity-flip amplitudes to the natural-parity exchange amplitude $T_{0\\frac{1}{2}0\\frac{1}{2}}$ without the nucleon-helicity flip describing the longitudinal $\\rho^0$-meson production by the longitudinal...
Dynamical meson melting in holography
We discuss mesons in thermalizing gluon backgrounds in the N=2 supersymmetric QCD using the gravity dual. We numerically compute the dynamics of a probe D7-brane in the Vaidya-AdS geometry that corresponds to a D3-brane background thermalizing from zero to finite temperatures by energy injection. In static backgrounds, it has been known that there are two kinds of brane embeddings where the brane intersects the black hole or not. They correspond to the phases with melted or stable mesons. In our dynamical setup, we obtain three cases depending on final temperatures and injection time scales. The brane stays outside of the black hole horizon when the final temperature is low, while it intersects the horizon and settles down to the static equilibrium state when the final temperature is high. Between these two cases, we find the overeager case where the brane dynamically intersects the horizon although the final temperature is not high enough for a static brane to intersect the horizon. The interpretation of this phenomenon in the dual field theory is meson melting due to non-thermal effects caused by rapid energy injection. In addition, we comment on the late time evolution of the brane and a possibility of its reconnection
This talk deals with the author's recollections about the discoveries of the J/ψ the ψ' as well as psion spectroscopy and charmed mesons. He gives a chronology for the ψ and ψ' discoveries. He also discusses the events which led to the charmed meson discovery as well as detailed discussions on the proof that the resonance observed in the K- π+ system, at 1,865 MeV, was indeed the predicted charmed meson
Photoproduction of vector mesons in nuclei
The mass of vector mesons in the nuclear medium is of great interest in strong interaction dynamics because vector meson masses could decrease with increasing baryonic density as a consequence of chiral symmetry restoration. The purpose of this work is to define an observable sensitive to vector meson masses at nuclear matter density. This short paper reports some preliminary results which suggest that the quantum interference between (e+e-) pairs emitted in the photoproduction of ρ- and ω- mesons near threshold in heavy nuclei could be such quantity. (J.S.). 4 refs., 2 figs
Meson's Correlation Functions in a Nuclear Medium
Park, Chanyong
2016-01-01
We investigate meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor in a nuclear medium through holographic two- and three-point correlation functions. To describe a nuclear medium composed of protons and neutrons, we consider a hard wall model on the thermal charged AdS geometry and show that due to the isospin interaction with a nuclear medium, there exist splittings of the meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor relying on the isospin charge. In addition, we show that the rho-meson's form factor describing an interaction with pseudoscalar fluctuation decreases when the nuclear density increases, while the interaction with a longitudinal part of an axial vector meson increases.
Single spin asymmetry for charm mesons
Dominguez Zacarias, G. [PIMAyC, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas No. 152, Apdo. Postal 14-805, D.F. (Mexico); Herrera, G.; Mercado, J. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Apdo. Postal 14-740, D.F. (Mexico)
2007-08-15
We study single spin asymmetries of D{sup 0} and D{sup -} mesons in polarized proton-proton collisions. A two component model is used to describe charm meson production. The production of D mesons occurs by recombination of the constituents present in the initial state as well as by fragmentation of quarks in the final state. This model has proved to describe the production of charm. The recombination component involves a mechanism of spin alignment that ends up in a single spin asymmetry. Experimental measurements of single spin asymmetry for pions at RHIC are compared with the model. Predictions for the asymmetry in D mesons are presented. (orig.)
Single spin asymmetry for charm mesons
We study single spin asymmetries of D0 and D- mesons in polarized proton-proton collisions. A two component model is used to describe charm meson production. The production of D mesons occurs by recombination of the constituents present in the initial state as well as by fragmentation of quarks in the final state. This model has proved to describe the production of charm. The recombination component involves a mechanism of spin alignment that ends up in a single spin asymmetry. Experimental measurements of single spin asymmetry for pions at RHIC are compared with the model. Predictions for the asymmetry in D mesons are presented. (orig.)
Meson's correlation functions in a nuclear medium
Park, Chanyong
2016-09-01
We investigate meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor in a nuclear medium through holographic two- and three-point correlation functions. To describe a nuclear medium composed of protons and neutrons, we consider a hard wall model on the thermal charged AdS geometry and show that due to the isospin interaction with a nuclear medium, there exist splittings of the meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor relying on the isospin charge. In addition, we show that the ρ-meson's form factor describing an interaction with pseudoscalar fluctuation decreases when the nuclear density increases, while the interaction with a longitudinal part of an axial vector meson increases.
Gubler, Philipp; Lee, Su Houng; Oka, Makoto; Ozaki, Sho; Suzuki, Kei
2015-01-01
We investigate the mass spectra of open heavy flavor mesons in an external constant magnetic field within QCD sum rules. Spectral ans\\"atze on the phenomenological side are proposed in order to properly take into account mixing effects between the pseudoscalar and vector channels, and the Landau levels of charged mesons. The operator product expansion is implemented up to dimension--5 operators. As a result, we find for neutral D mesons a significant positive mass shift that goes beyond simple mixing effects. In contrast, charged D mesons are further subject to Landau level effects, which together with the mixing effects almost completely saturate the mass shifts obtained in our sum rule analysis.
Strong decays of vector mesons to pseudoscalar mesons in the relativistic quark model
Ebert, D; Galkin, V O
2014-01-01
Strong decays of vector ($^3S_1$) mesons to the pair of pseudoscalar ($^1S_0$) mesons are considered in the framework of the microscopic decay mechanism and the relativistic quark model based on the quasipotential approach. The quark-antiquark potential, which was previously used for the successful description of meson spectroscopy and electroweak decays, is employed as the source of the $q\\bar q$ pair creation. The relativistic structure of the decay matrix element, relativistic contributions and boosts of the meson wave functions are comprehensively taken into account. The calculated rates of strong decays of light, heavy-light mesons and heavy quarkonia agree well with available experimental data.
η meson photoproduction on deuterium
Measurements of the total and differential cross sections for η-meson photoproduction on a D2 liquid target from threshold to 1.2 GeV, have been taken using the tagged Bremsstrahlung photon beam produced by the electrons extracted from the ELSA storage ring at Bonn. The reaction was identified by detecting the eta decay products in the neutral meson spectrometer SPES0-2π, while the recoil baryons (proton, neutron or deuteron) were detected by a variety of large angle scintillator detectors. We succeeded to identify completely the final states corresponding to the production of an η meson on a Quasi-Free (QF) proton, a QF neutron and the coherent deuteron. The differential cross sections corresponding to the production of a coherent deuteron n the final state have been measured, from threshold to 800 MeV; they are 6 times smaller the only previous measurement reported by Anderson and Prepost in 1969. This is consistent with an Isoscalar part of the Amplitude much smaller than the Isovector one. The differential cross sections are in good agreement with the theoretical prediction on the impulse approximation mechanism; indicating in particular, fairly small contributions from rescattering terms. A direct measurement of the neutron to proton cross section ratios has been obtained by integrating the counting rates on the corresponding QF peaks and is 0.70 ± 0.03, from 700 MeV to 900 MeV, with a small angular dependence. These two results by comparison to the measured free proton data should allow to reconstruct the free neutron cross sections in a rather model-independent way. (authors). 56 refs., 90 figs., 13 tabs
Experimental evidence for hadroproduction of exotic mesons
New measurements of peripheral meson production are presented. The data confirm the existence of exotic mesons at 1.4 and 1.6 GeV/c2. The latter state dominates the eta'pi- decay spectrum. The data on eta pi+pi-pi- decay show large strength in several exotic (Jpc = 1- +) waves as well
Heavy Mesons in Nuclear Matter and Nuclei
Tolos, Laura; Garcia-Recio, Carmen; Molina, Raquel; Nieves, Juan; Oset, Eulogio; Ramos, Angels; Romanets, Olena; Salcedo, Lorenzo Luis; Torres-Rincon, Juan M
2014-01-01
Heavy mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are analyzed within different frameworks, paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches. Possible experimental signatures of the properties of these mesons in matter are addressed, in particular in connection with the future FAIR facility at GSI.
Heavy Mesons in Nuclear Matter and Nuclei
Heavy mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are analyzed within different frameworks, paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches. Possible experimental signatures of the properties of these mesons in matter are addressed, in particular in connection with the future FAIR facility at GSI
Scalar and axial-vector mesons
Van Beveren, E; Beveren, Eef van; Rupp, George
2007-01-01
Nowadays, there exists an abundance of theoretical approaches towards the mesonic spectrum, ranging from confinement models of all kinds, i.e., glueballs, and quark-antiquark, multiquark and hybrid configurations, to models in which only mesonic degrees of freedom are taken into account. Nature seems to come out somewhere in the middle, neither preferring pure bound states, nor effective meson-meson physics with only coupling constants and possibly form factors. As a matter of fact, apart from a few exceptions, like pions and kaons, Nature does not allow us to study mesonic bound states of any kind, which is equivalent to saying that such states do not really exist. Hence, instead of extrapolating from pions and kaons to the remainder of the meson family, it is more democratic to consider pions and kaons mesonic resonances that happen to come out below the lowest threshold for strong decay. Nevertheless, confinement is an important ingredient for understanding the many regularities observed in mesonic spectra...
Pseudotensor mesons as three-body resonances
Roca, L
2011-01-01
We show that the lightest pseudotensor mesons J^{PC}=2^-+ can be regarded as molecules made of a pseudoscalar (P) 0^-+ and a tensor 2^++ meson, where the latter is itself made of two vector (V) mesons. The idea stems from the fact that the vector-vector interaction in s-wave and spin 2 is very strong, to the point of generating the 2^++ tensor mesons. On the other hand the interaction of a pseudoscalar with a vector meson in s-wave is also very strong and it generates dynamically the lightest axial-vector mesons. Therefore we expect the PVV interaction to be strongly attractive and thus able to build up quasibound PVV resonances. We calculate the three body PVV interaction by using the fixed center approximation to the Faddeev equations where the two vectors are clustered forming a tensor meson. We find clear resonant structures which can be identified with the pi_2(1670), eta_2(1645) and K^*_2(1770) (2^-+) pseudotensor mesons.
Sigma meson in heavy ion collision
We want to present a short theoretical prediction of the behaviour of the sigma meson in heavy ion collisions. It is considered that the sigma meson is a pion-pion correlation, resulting from the decay of the N*(1440) resonance. There will be presented some QMD simulations. (authors)
New results of radiative meson decays
We have investigated Coulomb dissociation (the Primakoff effect) of high energy charged r and K mesons on heavy nuclei. New values for the electromagnetic transition rates G(p-→rg) and G(K-→K-g) have been extracted from the data. Some preliminary data for the Primakoff production of higher meson excitations will also be presented
Studies of Excited $D$ mesons in $B$ meson decays
AUTHOR|(CDS)2082679
This thesis documents the studies of several three-body B + meson decays, each with a charged charmed meson in the final state. All analyses presented use a data sample recorded by the LHCb detector in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 $fb^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data. The $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ and $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay modes are observed for the first time. The branching fraction of the favoured $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay mode is measured relative to the topologically similar $B^{+} \\to D^{-}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay and the $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ final state is used as a normalisation channel for the suppressed $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay branching fraction measurement. Searches are performed for the quasi-two-body decays $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{*}(892)^{0}$ and $B^{+} \\to D_{2}^{*}(2460)^{0}K^{+}$, using the sample of $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ candidate decays. No significant signals are observed for either decay mode and upper limits a...
Status of chiral meson physics
Bijnens, Johan [Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sölvegatan 14A, SE 22362 Lund (Sweden)
2016-01-22
This talk includes a short introduction to Chiral Perturbation Theory in the meson sector concentrating on a number of recent developments. I discuss the latest fit of the low-energy constants. Finite volume corrections are discussed for the case with twisted boundary conditions for form-factors and first results at two-loops for three flavours for masses. The last part discusses the extension to other symmetry breaking patterns relevant for technicolour and related theories as well as the calculation of leading logarithms to high loop orders.
Light meson radial Regge trajectories
Badalian, A.M.; Bakker, B. L. G.; Simonov, Yu. A.
2002-01-01
A new physical mechanism is suggested to explain the universal depletion of high meson excitations. It takes into account the appearance of holes inside the string world sheet due to $q\\bar{q}$ pair creation when the length of the string exceeds the critical value $R_1 \\simeq 1.4$ fm. It is argued that a delicate balance between large $N_c$ loop suppression and a favorable gain in the action, produced by holes, creates a new metastable (predecay) stage with a renormalized string tension which...
ν' meson as pseudoscalar gluonium
The problem of the ν' meson as a pseudoscalar gluonium within the systematic approach to the resonance physics is considered. QCD sum rules induced by the current Gsub(μν)sup(α)Gsub(μν)sup(α) tilde constructed form gluon field operators are derived. By saturating the sum rules the ν' rough estimates fro the ν' mass and its residue are given. The difference between the ν' and typical quark states such as the rho is noted. Breaking of the operator expansion by the instanton effects is discussed
Results for light pseudoscalar mesons
Bazavov, A; DeTar, C; Du, X; Freeman, W; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, Urs M; Hetrick, J E; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Oktay, M B; Osborn, J; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S
2010-01-01
We present the current status of the MILC collaboration's calculations of the properties of the light pseudoscalar meson sector. We use asqtad staggered ensembles with 2+1 dynamical flavors down to $a \\approx 0.045$ fm and light quark mass down to 0.05 $m_s$. Here we describe fits to the data using chiral forms from SU(3) chiral perturbation theory, including all staggered taste violations at NLO and the continuum NNLO chiral logarithms. We emphasize issues of convergence of the chiral expansion.
Vector meson mixing and charge symmetry violation
We discuss the consistency of the traditional vector meson dominance (VMD) model for photons coupling to matter with the vanishing of vector meson-meson- and meson-photon mixing self-energies at q2 = O. This vanishing of vector mixing has been demonstrated in the context of rho-omega mixing for a large class of effective theories. As a further constraint on these models, we here apply them to a study of photon-meson mixing and VMD. We compare the predicted momentum dependence of two models with that extracted experimentally. We find that one model produces a momentum-dependence which is consistent with the data, while the other does not. Hence we conclude that comparison with VMD phenomenology provides a powerful constraint on such models. (author). 34 refs., 1 fig
D-meson diffusion in hadronic matter
We present effective-field-theory results with unitarized interactions on the D-meson transport coefficients in a gas populated by light mesons and baryons at finite temperature and baryochemical potential. The Fokker-Planck equation is used to compute the drag force, the relaxation time and the diffusion coefficients of D mesons for collisions at FAIR. At finite baryochemical potential, the combined effect of net baryonic density and sizable meson-baryon interaction makes the D mesons to relax more efficiently than in the μB = 0 case. We also describe the connection with the quark-gluon plasma phase in adiabatic trajectories on the phase diagram at both zero and finite baryochemical potential.
Strange and charm mesons at FAIR
Tolos, L; Gamermann, D; Garcia-Recio, C; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Oset, E; Ramos, A
2009-01-01
We study the properties of strange and charm mesons in hot and dense matter within a self-consistent coupled-channel approach for the experimental conditions of density and temperature expected for the CBM experiment at FAIR/GSI. The in-medium solution at finite temperature accounts for Pauli blocking effects, mean-field binding of all the baryons involved, and meson self-energies. We analyze the behaviour in this hot and dense environment of dynamically-generated baryonic resonances together with the evolution with density and temperature of the strange and open-charm meson spectral functions. We test the spectral functions for strange mesons using energy-weighted sum rules and finally discuss the implications of the properties of charm mesons on the D_{s0}(2317) and the predicted X(3700) scalar resonances.
Light Vector Mesons in the Nuclear Medium
Wood, Michael; Nasseripour, Rakhsha; Weygand, Dennis; Djalali, Chaden; Tur, Clarisse; Mosel, Ulrich; Muehlich, Pascal; Adams, Gary; Amaryan, Moscov; Amaryan, Moskov; Ambrozewicz, Pawel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Asryan, Gegham; Avagyan, Harutyun; Baghdasaryan, Hovhannes; Baillie, Nathan; Ball, James; Baltzell, Nathan; Barrow, Steve; Battaglieri, Marco; Bedlinskiy, Ivan; Bektasoglu, Mehmet; Bellis, Matthew; Benmouna, Nawal; Berman, Barry; Biselli, Angela; Blaszczyk, Lukasz; Bouchigny, Sylvain; Boyarinov, Sergey; Bradford, Robert; Branford, Derek; Briscoe, William; Brooks, William; Burkert, Volker; Butuceanu, Cornel; Calarco, John; Careccia, Sharon; Carman, Daniel; Carnahan, Bryan; Casey, Liam; Chen, Shifeng; Cheng, Lu; Cole, Philip; Collins, Patrick; Coltharp, Philip; Crabb, Donald; Crannell, Hall; Crede, Volker; Cummings, John; Dashyan, Natalya; De Vita, Raffaella; De Sanctis, Enzo; Degtiarenko, Pavel; Denizli, Haluk; Dennis, Lawrence; Deur, Alexandre; Dharmawardane, Kahanawita; Dickson, Richard; Dodge, Gail; Doughty, David; Dugger, Michael; Dytman, Steven; Dzyubak, Oleksandr; Egiyan, Hovanes; Egiyan, Kim; Elfassi, Lamiaa; Elouadrhiri, Latifa; Eugenio, Paul; Fedotov, Gleb; Feldman, Gerald; Feuerbach, Robert; Fradi, Ahmed; Funsten, Herbert; Garcon, Michel; Gavalian, Gagik; Gilfoyle, Gerard; Giovanetti, Kevin; Girod, Francois-Xavier; Goetz, John; Gordon, Christopher; Gothe, Ralf; Griffioen, Keith; Guidal, Michel; Guler, Nevzat; Guo, Lei; Gyurjyan, Vardan; Hadjidakis, Cynthia; Hafidi, Kawtar; Hakobyan, Hayk; Hakobyan, Rafael; Hanretty, Charles; Hardie, John; Hassall, Neil; Hersman, F.; Hicks, Kenneth; Hleiqawi, Ishaq; Holtrop, Maurik; Hyde, Charles; Ilieva, Yordanka; Ireland, David; Ishkhanov, Boris; Isupov, Evgeny; Ito, Mark; Jenkins, David; Jo, Hyon-Suk; Johnstone, John; Joo, Kyungseon; Juengst, Henry; Kalantarians, Narbe; Kellie, James; Khandaker, Mahbubul; Khetarpal, Puneet; Kim, Wooyoung; Klein, Andreas; Klein, Franz; Klimenko, Alexei; Kossov, Mikhail; Krahn, Zebulun; Kramer, Laird; Kubarovsky, Valery; Kuhn, Joachim; Kuhn, Sebastian; Kuleshov, Sergey; Lachniet, Jeff; Laget, Jean; Langheinrich, Jorn; Lawrence, David; Li, Ji; Livingston, Kenneth; Lu, Haiyun; MacCormick, Marion; Markov, Nikolai; Mattione, Paul; McAleer, Simeon; McKinnon, Bryan; McNabb, John; Mecking, Bernhard; Mehrabyan, Surik; Melone, Joseph; Mestayer, Mac; Meyer, Curtis; Mibe, Tsutomu; Mikhaylov, Konstantin; Minehart, Ralph; Mirazita, Marco; Miskimen, Rory; Mokeev, Viktor; Moriya, Kei; Morrow, Steven; Moteabbed, Maryam; Mueller, James; Munevar Espitia, Edwin; Mutchler, Gordon; Nadel-Turonski, Pawel; Niccolai, Silvia; Niculescu, Gabriel; Niculescu, Maria-Ioana; Niczyporuk, Bogdan; Niroula, Megh; Niyazov, Rustam; Nozar, Mina; Osipenko, Mikhail; Ostrovidov, Alexander; Park, Kijun; Pasyuk, Evgueni; Paterson, Craig; Pereira, Sergio; Pierce, Joshua; Pivnyuk, Nikolay; Pocanic, Dinko; Pogorelko, Oleg; Pozdnyakov, Sergey; Preedom, Barry; Price, John; Prok, Yelena; Protopopescu, Dan; Raue, Brian; Riccardi, Gregory; Ricco, Giovanni; Ripani, Marco; Ritchie, Barry; Ronchetti, Federico; Rosner, Guenther; Rossi, Patrizia; Sabatie, Franck; Salamanca, Julian; Salgado, Carlos; Santoro, Joseph; Sapunenko, Vladimir; Schumacher, Reinhard; Serov, Vladimir; Sharabian, Youri; Sharov, Dmitri; Shvedunov, Nikolay; Smith, Elton; Smith, Lee; Sober, Daniel; Sokhan, Daria; Stavinsky, Aleksey; Stepanyan, Stepan; Stepanyan, Samuel; Stokes, Burnham; Stoler, Paul; Strakovski, Igor; Strauch, Steffen; Taiuti, Mauro; Tedeschi, David; Tkabladze, Avtandil; Tkachenko, Svyatoslav; Todor, Luminita; Ungaro, Maurizio; Vineyard, Michael; Vlassov, Alexander; Watts, Daniel; Weinstein, Lawrence; Williams, Michael; Wolin, Elliott; Yegneswaran, Amrit; Zana, Lorenzo; Zhang, Bin; Zhang, Jixie; Zhao, Bo; Zhao, Zhiwen
2008-07-01
The light vector mesons ($\\rho$, $\\omega$, and $\\phi$) were produced in deuterium, carbon, titanium, and iron targets in a search for possible in-medium modifications to the properties of the $\\rho$ meson at normal nuclear densities and zero temperature. The vector mesons were detected with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) via their decays to $e^{+}e^{-}$. The rare leptonic decay was chosen to reduce final-state interactions. A combinatorial background was subtracted from the invariant mass spectra using a well-established event-mixing technique. The $\\rho$ meson mass spectrum was extracted after the $\\omega$ and $\\phi$ signals were removed in a nearly model-independent way. Comparisons were made between the $\\rho$ mass spectra from the heavy targets ($A > 2$) with the mass spectrum extracted from the deuterium target. With respect to the $\\rho$-meson mass, we obtain a small shift compatible with zero. Also, we measure widths consistent with standard nuclear many-body eff
Dobado, A; Dobado, Antonio; Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J.
2003-01-01
We report a calculation of the shear viscosity in a relativistic multicomponent meson gas as a function of temperature and chemical potentials. We approximately solve the Uehling-Uhlenbeck transport equation of kinetic theory, appropriate for a boson gas, with relativistic kinematics. Since at low temperatures the gas can be taken as mostly composed of pions, with a fraction of kaons and etas, we explore the region where binary elastic collisions with at least one pion are the dominant scattering processes. Our input meson scattering phase shifts are fits to the experimental data obtained from chiral perturbation theory and the Inverse Amplitude Method. Our results take the correct non-relativistic limit (viscosity proportional to the square root of the temperature), show a viscosity of order the cubed of the pion mass up to temperatures somewhat below that mass, and then a large increase due to kaons and etas. Our approximation may break down at even higher temperatures, where the viscosity follows a tempera...
Mesons in relativistic quark model
In the relativistic quark model formulated in the infinite momentum frame a self-consistent description has been obtained for a pion, ω- and ρ-mesons, K- and K*-mesons. The role of the relativistic effects in the description of radiative, leptonic and semileptonic decays of heavy quarkonia is studied. The relativistic effects are shown to lead to noticeable suppression of the ψ → ηcγ decay width predicted in nonrelativistic approximation; however the discrepancy with the experimental data still remains. Predictions are obtained for amplitudes of D → μν, Ds → μν, B → μν, D → πeν and D → Keν decays. The relativistic effects are shown to lead to strong supperssion of coupling constants of D → μν, Ds → μν, B → μν decays. The prediction obtained for the coupling constant FD = 230-270 MeV is close to the boundary of available experimental restriction. 46 refs.; 2 figs.; 5 tabs
Pseudocalar meson and vector meson interactions and dynamically generated axial-vector mesons
Zhou, Yu; Ren, Xiu-Lei; Chen, Hua-Xing; Geng, Li-Sheng
2014-01-01
The axial-vector mesons $a_1(1260)$, $b_1(1235)$, $f_1(1285)$, $h_1(1170)$, $h_1(1380)$, and $K_1(1270)$ are dynamically generated in the unitized chiral perturbation theory. Such a picture has been tested extensively in the past few years. In this work, we calculate the interaction kernel up to $\\mathcal{O}(p^2)$ and study the impact on the dynamically generated axial-vector states. In anticipation of future lattice QCD simulations, we calculate the scattering lengths and the pole positions ...
Strong Couplings of Three Mesons with Charm(ing) Involvement
Lucha, Wolfgang; Sazdjian, Hagop; Simula, Silvano
2016-01-01
We determine the strong couplings of three mesons that involve, at least, one $\\eta_c$ or $J/\\psi$ meson, within the framework of a constituent-quark model by means of relativistic dispersion formulations. For strong couplings of $J/\\psi$ mesons to two charmed mesons, our approach leads to predictions roughly twice as large as those arising from QCD sum rules.
Distortion of the HBT images by meson clouds
Hattori, K
2009-01-01
We study the effects of mesonic final state interactions on the Hanbury Brown and Twiss (HBT) intensity interferometry for mesons in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Modification of the one-body amplitude of emitted mesons while going through a cloud of other mesons is estimated in the semiclassical approximation with a mesonic optical potential which incorporates both coherent forward scattering with other mesons and the absorption due to the incoherent scattering in the meson clouds. We show how these effects results in the distortion of the HBT images.
Exclusive φ meson production in HERMES
In the present work exclusive φ meson leptoproduction at HERMES experiment in DESY was studied using the data collected at HERA accelerator in the period from 1998 till 2000 and from 2006 till 2007 years. In the analysis unpolarized and longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuteron targets were used, the beam consisted of longitudinally polarized leptons. Via measurement of the angular and momentum distribution of the φ meson decay products 23 spin density matrix elements (SDMEs) for the φ meson were obtained. The number of SDMEs was defined by the experiment conditions, e.g. by the beam and target polarization directions. For the mentioned time period φ meson SDMEs were defined at HERMES for the first time. The quantities U1, U2 and U3 which can be used to check presence of unnatural parity exchange (UPE) mechanism in phi meson production were calculated from SDMEs. All the results were obtained in 3 kinematic bins of Q2, 4 kinematic bins of t' and for the integrated kinematics. No statistically significant difference between the results for hydrogen and deuteron targets was observed. The UPE quantities were found to be zero within 2 σ for the integrated kinematics, indicating negligible contribution of UPE for the φ meson production which is in agreement with theory predictions. The test of s-channel helicity conservation hypothesis via comparison of corresponding SDME values showed helicity conservation for the φ meson production.
Exclusive φ meson production in HERMES
Golembiovskaya, Mayya
2014-03-15
In the present work exclusive φ meson leptoproduction at HERMES experiment in DESY was studied using the data collected at HERA accelerator in the period from 1998 till 2000 and from 2006 till 2007 years. In the analysis unpolarized and longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuteron targets were used, the beam consisted of longitudinally polarized leptons. Via measurement of the angular and momentum distribution of the φ meson decay products 23 spin density matrix elements (SDMEs) for the φ meson were obtained. The number of SDMEs was defined by the experiment conditions, e.g. by the beam and target polarization directions. For the mentioned time period φ meson SDMEs were defined at HERMES for the first time. The quantities U{sub 1}, U{sub 2} and U{sub 3} which can be used to check presence of unnatural parity exchange (UPE) mechanism in phi meson production were calculated from SDMEs. All the results were obtained in 3 kinematic bins of Q{sup 2}, 4 kinematic bins of t' and for the integrated kinematics. No statistically significant difference between the results for hydrogen and deuteron targets was observed. The UPE quantities were found to be zero within 2 σ for the integrated kinematics, indicating negligible contribution of UPE for the φ meson production which is in agreement with theory predictions. The test of s-channel helicity conservation hypothesis via comparison of corresponding SDME values showed helicity conservation for the φ meson production.
GlueX: Meson Spectroscopy in Photoproduction
Salgado, Carlos [Norfolk State University, JLAB; Smith, Elton S. [JLAB
2014-03-01
The goal of the GlueX experiment \\cite{gluex} is to provide crucial data to help understand the soft gluonic fields responsible for binding quarks in hadrons. Hybrid mesons, and in particular exotic hybrid mesons, provide the ideal laboratory for testing QCD in the confinement regime since these mesons explicitly manifest the gluonic degrees of freedom. Photoproduction is expected to be effective in producing exotic hybrids but there is little data on the photoproduction of light mesons. GlueX will use the new 12-GeV electron beam at Jefferson Lab to produce a 9-GeV beam of linearly polarized photons using the technique of coherent bremsstrahlung. A solenoid-based hermetic detector is under construction, which will be used to collect data on meson production and decays. These data will also be used to study the spectrum of conventional mesons, including the poorly understood excited vector mesons. This talk will give an update on the experiment as well as describe theoretical developments \\cite{Dudek:2011bn} to help understand how these data can provide insights into the fundamental theory of strong interactions.
Quantum field theory approaches to meson structure
Meson spectroscopy became one of the most interesting topics in particle physics in the last ten years. In particular, the discovery of new unexpected states in the charmonium spectrum which cannot be simply explained by the constituent quark model attracted the interest of many theoretical efforts. In the present thesis we discuss different meson structures ranging from light and heavy quark-antiquark states to bound states of hadrons-hadronic molecules. Here we consider the light scalar mesons f0(980) and a0(980) and the charmonium-like Y(3940), Y(4140) and Z±(4430) states. In the discussion of the meson properties like mass spectrum, total and partial decay widths and production rates we introduce three different theoretical methods for the treatment and description of hadronic structure. For the study of bound states of mesons we apply a coupled channel approach which allows for the dynamical generation of meson-meson resonances. The decay properties of meson molecules are further on studied within a second model based on effective Lagrangians describing the interaction of the bound state and its constituents. Besides hadronic molecules the effective Lagrangian approach is also used to study the radiative and strong decay properties of ordinary quark-antiquark (q anti q) states. The AdS/QCD model forms the completion of the three theoretical methods introduced in the present thesis. This holographic model provides a completely different ansatz and is based on extra dimensions and string theory. Within this framework we calculate the mass spectrum of light and heavy mesons and their decay constants.
We study the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons from first principles using lattice QCD. With Nf=2 flavours of light quark, this is the so-called η2 meson and we discuss the phenomenological status of this. Using maximally twisted-mass lattice QCD, we extract the mass of the η2 meson at two values of the lattice spacing for lighter quarks than previously discussed in the literature. We are able to estimate the mass value in the limit of light quarks with their physical masses. (orig.)
Meson facility. Powerful new research tool
A meson facility is being built at the Institute of Nuclear Research, USSR Academy of Sciences, in Troitsk, where the Scientific Center, USSR Academy of Sciences is located. The facility will include a linear accelerator for protons and negative hydrogen ions with 600 MeV energy and 0.5-1 mA beam current. Some fundamental studies that can be studied at a meson facility are described in the areas of elementary particles, neutron physics, solid state physics, and applied research. The characteristics of the linear accelerator are given and the meson facility's experimental complex is described
Search for radiative B meson decays
The Crystal Ball detector at the ε+ε- storage ring DORIS-II has been used to search for radiative B meson decays, especially of the type b→sγ. No mono-energetic γ-lines have been found in the inclusive photon spectrum from Υ(4S) decays, and upper limits are obtained for radiative decays of B mesons to various strange mesons and to the D*. Integrating the photon spectrum over the corresponding energy range, we find BR(B→γX)-3 at 90% confidence level for the mass range 892 MeV≤MX≤2045 MeV. (orig.)
Measurement of the B0-meson lifetime
We report a measurement of the lifetime of the B0 meson based upon 29-GeV e+e- annihilation data taken with the Mark II detector at the SLAC storage ring PEP. The B0 mesons are tagged by their decays into D*-e+ν and D*-μ+ν, where the D*- is tagged by its decay into π-bar D0. We reconstruct the decay vertices of 15 B0-meson candidates and measure the B0 lifetime to be 1.20+0.52-0.36+0.160.14 psec
Bottom-strange mesons in hyperonic matter
Pathak, Divakar; Mishra, Amruta
2014-01-01
The in-medium behavior of bottom-strange pseudoscalar mesons in hot, isospin asymmetric and dense hadronic environment is studied using a chiral effective model. The same was recently generalized to the heavy quark sector and employed to study the behavior of open-charm and open-bottom mesons. The heavy quark (anti-quark) is treated as frozen and all medium modifications of these bottom-strange mesons are due to their strange anti-quark (quark) content. We observe a pronounced dependence of t...
Recent progress on light scalar mesons
Peláez Sagredo, José Ramón
2014-01-01
This is a brief account of the recent developments on the determination of the mass and widths of the much debated scalar mesons, paying particular attention to the causes of major revision of the σ or f_0(500) meson in the last edition of the Review of Particle Physics, which has finally acknowledged that the situation concerning the mass and width of this controversial state has been settled, although this was already well-known to scalar meson practitioners for about a decade. I will brief...
Weak decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons in the relativistic quark model
Semileptonic and non-leptonic decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons, caused by the c→s,d quark transitions, are studied in the framework of the relativistic quark model. The heavy quark expansion in inverse powers of the active c and spectator anti b quark is used to simplify calculations while the final s and d quarks in the Bs and B mesons are treated relativistically. The decay form factors are explicitly expressed through the overlap integrals of the meson wave functions in the whole accessible kinematical range. The obtained results are compared with the predictions of other approaches. (orig.)
Tetraquarks in the 1/N expansion and meson-meson resonances
Maiani, L; Riquer, V.
2016-01-01
Diquarks are found to have the right degrees of freedom to describe the tetraquark poles in hidden-charm to open-charm meson-meson amplitudes. Compact tetraquarks result as intermediate states in non-planar diagrams of the 1/N expansion and the corresponding resonances are narrower than what estimated before. The proximity of tetraquarks to meson-thresholds has an apparent role in this analysis and, in the language of meson molecules, an halving rule in the counting of states is obtained.
Modified meson-nucleus optical potentials
Wilkin, C
1973-01-01
The author argues that the energy dependence of the meson-nucleus optical potential should be treated in a more dynamical fashion. When this is done, some of the difficulties found in phenomenological applications are eliminated. (13 refs).
(→ + - 0) meson photoproduction on proton
Swapan Das
2010-10-01
The cross-section for the + - 0 invariant mass distribution in the $ p$ reaction in the GeV region is calculated. This reaction is assumed to proceed through the formation of the -meson in the intermediate state, because the production cross-section for this meson in the reaction in the GeV region is significant and it has a large branching ratio (88.8%) in the + − 0 channel. The cross-sections for this reaction are calculated using the energy-dependent reaction amplitude, → (0), extracted from the latest -meson photoproduction data. We use established procedure to calculate other factors, like width and propagator of the -meson, so that our calculation can provide reliable cross-section. The calculated results reproduce the measured + - 0 invariant mass distribution spectra in the reaction.
Photo and electroproduction of heavy mesons
This report reviews first the η0 photoproduction then the photoproduction vector mesons and presents some results. Finally, some notes on the experimental devices which should have to be developed to undertake this study are given
Kaons in flavor tagged B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, measurements of multiplicities of pseudoscalar kaons, of K*(892) and of φ(1020) in B meson decays have been performed through studies of angular and charge correlations between the above particles and high momentum leptons produced in semileptonic B decays. The method has made it possible to measure the multiplicities separately for B-mesons and anti-B-mesons. The excess of like charge lepton-kaon pairs over opposite charge pairs in semileptonic decays was used for estimating the ratio of charmed decays over all decays, and thus also the fraction of charmless decays. A search for an excess of fast neutral kaons from rare B decays was also made. All the results obtained support the assumption that almost all B mesons decay through b → c transitions into charmed hadrons. (66 refs.)
Atoms and mesons. Atomy i mezony
Kirillov-Ygryumov, V.G.; Nikitin, Yu.P.; Sergeev, F.M.
1980-01-01
A study is made of interactions between muons and hadrons and matter. Investigations are made of hadron-nuclear and lepton-nuclear interactions in the energy range that is characteristic of meson factories (up to 200 MeV). Considerable attention is given to meson and nuclear interactions in the bound state as well as to nuclear capture of mesons. An examination is made of the formation of high-energy and ..mu..-nucleon atoms, elastic and inelastic meson scattering on nuclei, the connection between scattering processes and mesoatoms, and their role in the structural analysis of nuclei and elementary particles. A phase analysis is made of experimental results for elastic scattering on nucleons and nuclei. The book is intended for scientists specializing in the physics of low energies. It might also be used by graduate and senior undergraduate students majoring in physics and physical engineering. 103 references, 31 figures, 18 tables.
A light exotic qantiqg hermaphrodite meson
It is suggested that qantiqg mesons may exist as low as 1Gev in mass. The exotic Jsup(PC)=1-+ multiplet will have distinctive decay modes and perhaps be relatively stable. The bag model spectrum of the lowest lying qantiqg multiplet including hyperfine splittings is computed analogously to Jaffe's (Phys. Lett.; 60B:201 (1976)) qantiqqantiq bag model multiplets. Relevance to light meson phenomenology is discussed. (author)
Oscillations of neutral B mesons systems
Boucrot, J.
1999-01-01
The oscillation phenomenon in the neutral B mesons systems is now well established. The motivations and principles of the measurements are given; then the most recent results from the LEP experiments, the CDF collaboration at Fermilab and the SLD collaboration at SLAC are reviewed. The present world average of the $\\bd$ meson oscillation frequency is $\\dmd = 0.471 \\pm 0.016 \\ps$ and the lower limit on the $\\bs$ oscillation frequency is $\\dms > 12.4 \\ps at 95% CL$.
Meson and baryon spectroscopy on the lattice
David Richards
2010-12-01
Recent progress at understanding the excited state spectrum of mesons and baryons is described. I begin by outlining the application of the variational method to compute the spectrum, and the program of anisotropic clover lattice generation designed for hadron spectroscopy. I present results for the excited meson spectrum, with continuum quantum numbers of the states clearly delineated. I conclude with recent results for the low lying baryon spectrum, and the prospects for future calculations.
The interactions of heavy mesons with nuclei
Data obtained from interactions of heavy mesons with nuclei is reviewed. Nucleon-nucleon reactions followed by p + d (or d+p) reactions and nucleon-nucleus reactions are described. A meson decay experiment is discussed. The fundamental importance of S11 (1535) in η-nucleon is stressed. The propagation of resonances through nuclear matter is considered. Improvements in this research field require the developement of a new accelerator generation
Potential for discoveries in charm meson physics
The possibility of using charm meson physics to test the Standard Model (SM) is reviewed. In the case of D0-bar D0 mixing, the SM contributions are carefully considered and the existence of a window for the observation of new physics is discussed. Some examples of extensions of the SM giving large mixing signals are presented. Finally, some distinctive aspects of CP violation and rare decays in charm mesons are discussed. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics
Light $O^{++}$ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida
Pennington, M. R.
2010-01-01
Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment a...
Quasinormal modes and meson decay rates
Hoyos, C. [Department of Physics, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Landsteiner, K.; Montero, S. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica, C-XVI Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
2007-05-15
We model meson melting in a hot plasma by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations of embeddings that fall into the horizon of a black hole in Ads{sub 5} x S{sup 5} geometry. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the lifetime of the meson in the plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)
Quasinormal modes and meson decay rates
We model meson melting in a hot plasma by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations of embeddings that fall into the horizon of a black hole in Ads5 x S5 geometry. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the lifetime of the meson in the plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)
Meson condensation in dense matter revisited
Yabu, H; Kubodera, K; Yabu, Hiroyuki
1994-01-01
The results for meson condensation in the literature vary markedly depending on whether one uses chiral perturbation theory or the current-algebra-plus-PCAC approach. To elucidate the origin of this discrepancy, we re-examine the role of the sigma-term in meson condensation. We find that the resolution of the existing discrepancy requires a knowledge of terms in the Lagrangian that are higher order in density than hitherto considered.
THE ETA-MESON PHOTOPRODUCTION ON PROTON
Donoval, Jan; Bydžovský, Petr
2011-01-01
Roč. 26, 3-4 (2011), s. 645-646. ISSN 0217-751X. [11th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction. Krakow, 10.06.2010-15.06.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0984 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : Eta-meson photoproduction * form factors * nucleon resonances Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics , Colliders Impact factor: 1.053, year: 2011
Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos
O'Leary, Ben
2009-01-01
Results are presented for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and from the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions plus light neutralinos and of B mesons to kaons plus light neutralinos. The branching ratios are shown to be strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed.
Meson Condensation in Dense Matter Revisited
Yabu, Hiroyuki; Myhrer, F.; Kubodera, K.
1994-01-01
The results for meson condensation in the literature vary markedly depending on whether one uses chiral perturbation theory or the current-algebra-plus-PCAC approach. To elucidate the origin of this discrepancy, we re-examine the role of the sigma-term in meson condensation. We find that the resolution of the existing discrepancy requires a knowledge of terms in the Lagrangian that are higher order in density than hitherto considered.
Bs mesons: semileptonic and nonleptonic decays
Albertus C.
2014-01-01
Full Text Available In this contribution we compute some nonleptonic and semileptonic decay widths of Bs mesons, working in the context of constituent quark models [1, 2]. For the case of semileptonic decays we consider reactions leading to kaons or different Jπ Ds mesons. The study of nonleptonic decays has been done in the factorisation approximation and includes the final states enclosed in Table 2.
Beautiful mesons from QCD spectral sum rules
Narison, S. (OPM, Univ. Montpellier 2, 34 (France))
1991-08-01
We discuss the beautiful meson from the point of view of the QCD spectral sum rules (QSSR). The bottom quark mass and the mixed light quark-gluon condensates are determined quite accurately. The decay constant f{sub B} is estimated and we present some arguments supporting this result. The decay constants and the masses of the other members of the beautiful meson family are predicted. (orig.).
Exotic mesons in quenched lattice QCD
Bernard, C W; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; McNeile, C; Rummukainen, K; Sugar, B; Toussaint, D; Wingate, M; Bernard, Claude; Grand, Thomas A. De; Tar, Carleton De; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, Urs M.; Hetrick, James E.; Neile, Craig Mc; Rummukainen, Kari; Sugar, Bob; Toussaint, Doug; Wingate, Matthew
1997-01-01
Since gluons in QCD are interacting fundamental constituents just as quarks are, we expect that in addition to mesons made from a quark and an antiquark, there should also be glueballs and hybrids (bound states of quarks, antiquarks and gluons). In general, these states would mix strongly with the conventional q-bar-q mesons. However, they can also have exotic quantum numbers inaccessible to q-bar-q mesons. Confirmation of such states would give information on the role of "dynamical" color in low energy QCD. In the quenched approximation we present a lattice calculation of the masses of mesons with exotic quantum numbers. These hybrid mesons can mix with four quark (q-bar-q-bar-q-q) states. The quenched approximation partially suppresses this mixing. Nonetheless, our hybrid interpolating fields also couple to four quark states. Using a four quark source operator, we demonstrate this mixing for the 1-+ meson. Using the conventional Wilson quark action, we calculate both at reasonably light quark masses, intend...
Spectroscopy of mesonic molecules with heavy-light flavour mesons
Rathaud, D P
2016-01-01
In this work, we have calculated the mass spectra and decay properties of dimesonic (meson-antimeson) bound state in the variational scheme. The intermesonic interaction considered as the Hellmann potential and One Pion Exchange potential. The mass spectra of the $D\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D^{*}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D_{s}^{*}\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D\\bar{B^{*}}$, $D\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{D}$,$B^{*}\\bar{D_{s}}$, $B\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B_{s}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B_{c}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $B_{s}^{*}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$ etc.. are calculated. The states X(3872), $X_{2c}(4013)$ ,$Z_{b}(10610)/X_{b}$ and $Z_{b}(10650)/X_{b2}$ are compared with $D\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D^{*}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $B\\bar{B^{*}}$ and $B^{*}\\bar{B^{*}}$ dimesonic bound states. To probe the molecular structure of the compared states, we have calculated the decay properties sensitive to their long and short distance structure of hadorinc molecul...
Since the discovery of the upsilon resonances in 1977 the physics of the fifth quark - beauty - has played a vital role in establishing and consolidating today's Standard Model of particle physics. In recent years, a wealth of data on B particle (containing the beauty quark) has emerged from the detectors ARGUS (at the DORIS ring, DESY, Hamburg) and CLEO (at the Cornell CESR ring) as well as from CERN's LEP electron-positron collider and the proton-antiproton colliders at CERN and Fermilab. But the most challenging goal of this physics is to explore the mystery of CP violation, so far only seen in neutral kaon decays. This subtle mechanism - a disregard for the combined symmetry of particle antiparticle switching and left-right reflection - possibly moulded the evolution of the Universe after the Big Bang, providing a world dominated by matter, rather than one where matter and antimatter play comparable roles. To fully explore CP violation in the laboratory needs a dedicated machine - a particle 'factory' - to mass produce B mesons. Only when this full picture of CP violation has been revealed will physicists finally be able to solve its mysteries. As well as major proposals in the US and Japan, several ideas have been launched in Europe. Over the years, many working groups have accumulated an impressive amount of data and knowledge on the physics as well as on the machine and detectors. The spearheads of experimental B physics are the ARGUS and CLEO collaborations. Highlights include the determination of the parameters of the (Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa, CKM) quark mixing matrix, testing the consistency of the Standard Model with six quarks and three leptons, and giving the first indirect hint that the as yet unseen sixth ('top') quark is very heavy, together with initial indications of how it should decay. Valuable complementary information has come from proton-antiproton collider data and particularly from the LEP experiments at the
Photoproduction and Decay of Light Mesons in CLAS
Amaryan, Moskov Jamalovich [Old Dominion University
2013-08-01
We present preliminary experimental results on photoproduction and decay of light mesons measured with CLAS setup at JLAB . This include Dalitz decay of pseudoscalar and vector mesons, radiative decay of pseudoscalar mesons as well hadronic decays of pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The collected high statistics in some of decay channels exceeds the world data by an order of magnitude and some other decay modes are observed for the first time. It is shown how the CLAS data will improve the world data on transition form factors of light mesons, Dalitz plot analyses, branching ratios of rare decay modes and other fundamental properties potentially accessible through the light meson decays.
Schiraldi, Vito; Morello, Michael Joseph
In fisica delle particelle, con il termine di "oscillazione" si indica la trasformazione di una particella neutra nella sua antiparticella e viceversa, fenomeno dovuto al fatto che gli autostati di flavor non sono autostati della matrice di massa. Il Modello Standard delle interazioni fondamentali predice che l'oscillazione del mesone D^0 avvenga su tempi molto maggiori di una vita media, e appaia perciò come un effetto piccolo, inferiore al percento, in contrasto con il caso dei mesoni B^0 e B^0_s che oscillano con molta maggiore rapidità. Sperimentalmente, l'oscillazione dei mesoni D^0 è rimasta inosservata fino a tempi recenti: la prima evidenza sperimentale dell'esistenza di un effetto di oscillazione è stata ottenuta soltanto nella primavera del 2007 dagli esperimenti BaBar (SLAC, USA) e Belle (KEKB, Japan). Nell'agosto 2007 anche l’esperimento CDF (Fermilab, USA) ha presentato una evidenza simile, basata sull'analisi di una parte del campione di dati disponibile. La tesi descrive gli aspetti speri...
Quarkonium Contribution to Meson Molecules
Cincioglu, E; Ozpineci, A; Yilmazer, A U
2016-01-01
Starting from a molecular picture for the X(3872) resonance, this state and its J^{PC}=2++ HQSS partner [X2(4012)] are analyzed within a model which incorporates possible mixings with 2P charmonium states. Since it is reasonable to expect the bare chi_{c1}(2P) to be located above the D\\bar D* threshold, but relatively close to it, the presence of the charmonium state provides an effective attraction that will contribute to bind the X(3872), but it will not appear in the 2++ sector. Indeed in this latter sector, the chi_{c2}(2P) should provide an effective small repulsion, because it is placed well below the D*\\bar D* threshold. We show how the 1++ and 2++ bare charmonium poles are modified due to the D(*)\\bar D(*) loop effects, and the first one is moved to the complex plane. The meson loops produce, besides some shifts in the masses of the charmonia, a finite width for the 1++ dressed charmonium state. On the other hand, the X(3872) and X2(4012) start developing some charmonium content, which is estimated by...
Meson spectroscopy in the light quark sector
Understanding the hadron spectrum is one of the fundamental issues in modern particle physics. We know that existing hadron configurations include baryons, made of three quarks, and mesons, made of quark-antiquark pairs. However most of the mass of the hadrons is not due to the mass of these elementary constituents but to their binding force. Studying the hadron spectrum is therefore a tool to understand one of the fundamental forces in nature, the strong force, and Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), the theory that describes it. This investigation can provide an answer to fundamental questions as what is the origin of the mass of hadrons, what is the origin of quark confinement, what are the relevant degrees of freedom to describe these complex systems and how the transition between the elementary constituents, quarks and gluons, and baryons and mesons occurs. In this field a key tool is given by meson spectroscopy. Mesons, being made by a quark and an anti-quark, are the simplest quark bound system and therefore the ideal benchmark to study the interaction between quarks and understand what the role of gluons is. In this investigation, it is fundamental to precisely determine the spectrum and properties of mesons but also to search for possible unconventional states beyond the qq-bar configuration as tetra-quarks (qq q-bar q-bar), hybrids (qq-bar g) and glueballs. These states can be distinguished unambiguously from regular mesons when they have exotic quantum numbers, i.e. combinations of total angular momentum, spin and parity that are not allowed for qq-bar states. These are called exotic quantum numbers and the corresponding states are referred to as exotics. The study of the meson spectrum and the search for exotics is among the goals of several experiments in the world that exploit different reaction processes, as e+e- annihilation, pp-bar annihilation, pion scattering, proton-proton scattering and photo-production, to produce meson states. This intense effort
Bottom-strange mesons in hyperonic matter
Pathak, Divakar
2014-01-01
The in-medium behavior of bottom-strange pseudoscalar mesons in hot, isospin asymmetric and dense hadronic environment is studied using a chiral effective model. The same was recently generalized to the heavy quark sector and employed to study the behavior of open-charm and open-bottom mesons. The heavy quark (anti-quark) is treated as frozen and all medium modifications of these bottom-strange mesons are due to their strange anti-quark (quark) content. We observe a pronounced dependence of their medium mass on baryonic density and strangeness content of the medium. Certain aspects of these in-medium interactions are similar to those observed for the strange-charmed mesons in a preceding investigation, such as the lifting of mass-degeneracy of $B_S^0$ and ${\\bar B}_S^0$ mesons in hyperonic matter, while the same is respected in vacuum as well as in nuclear matter. In general, however, there is a remarkable distinction between the two species, even though the formalism predicts a completely analogous in-medium...
Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos
Dreiner, H K; Koschade, Daniel; Krämer, M; Langenfeld, Ulrich; O'Leary, Ben
2009-01-01
We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC.
Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos
Dreiner, H.K.; Grab, S. [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics und Physikalisches Inst.; Koschade, D. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; London Univ. (United Kingdom). Centre for Reserach in String Theory; Kraemer, M.; O' Leary, B. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Langenfeld, U. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany)
2009-05-15
We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC. (orig.)
Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos
We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC. (orig.)
Light Vector Mesons in the Nuclear Medium
Wood, M H; Weygand, D P; Djalali, C; Tur, C; Mosel, U; Mühlich, P; Adams, G; Amaryan, M J; Ambrozewicz, P; Anghinolfi, M; Asryan, G; Avakian, H; Bagdasaryan, H; Baillie, N; Ball, J P; Baltzell, N A; Barrow, S; Battaglieri, M; Bedlinskiy, I; Bektasoglu, M; Bellis, M; Benmouna, N; Berman, B L; Biselli, A S; Blaszczyk, L; Bouchigny, S; Boiarinov, S; Bradford, R; Branford, D; Briscoe, W J; Brooks, W K; Burkert, V D; Butuceanu, C; Calarco, J R; Careccia, S L; Carman, D S; Carnahan, B; Casey, L; Chen, S; Cheng, L; Cole, P L; Collins, P; Coltharp, P; Crabb, D; Crannell, H; Credé, V; Cummings, J P; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Degtyarenko, P V; Denizli, H; Dennis, L; Deur, A; Dharmawardane, K V; Dickson, R; Dodge, G E; Doughty, D; Dugger, M; Dytman, S; Dzyubak, O P; Egiyan, H; Egiyan, K S; El Fassi, L; Elouadrhiri, L; Eugenio, P; Fedotov, G; Feldman, G; Feuerbach, R J; Fradi, A; Funsten, H; Garçon, M; Gavalian, G; Gilfoyle, G P; Giovanetti, K L; Girod, F X; Goetz, J T; Gordon, C I O; Gothe, R W; Griffioen, K A; Guidal, M; Guler, N; Guo, L; Gyurjyan, V; Hadjidakis, C; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hakobyan, R S; Hanretty, C; Hardie, J; Hassall, N; Hersman, F W; Hicks, K; Hleiqawi, I; Holtrop, M; Hyde-Wright, C E; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G; Ishkhanov, B S; Isupov, E L; Ito, M M; Jenkins, D; Jo, H S; Johnstone, J R; Joo, K; Jüngst, H G; Kalantarians, N; Kellie, J D; Khandaker, M; Khetarpal, P; Kim, W; Klein, A; Klein, F J; Klimenko, A V; Kossov, M; Krahn, Z; Kramer, L H; Kubarovski, V; Kühn, J; Kuhn, S E; Kuleshov, S V; Lachniet, J; Laget, J M; Langheinrich, J; Lawrence, D; Ji, Li; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y; MacCormick, M; Markov, N; Mattione, P; McAleer, S; McKinnon, B; McNabb, J W C; Mecking, B A; Mehrabyan, S; Melone, J J; Mestayer, M D; Meyer, C A; Mibe, T; Mikhailov, K; Minehart, R; Mirazita, M; Miskimen, R; Mokeev, V; Moriya, K; Morrow, S A; Moteabbed, M; Müller, J; Munevar, E; Mutchler, G S; Nadel-Turonski, P; Niccolai, S; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; Niczyporuk, B B; Niroula, M R; Niyazov, R A; Nozar, M; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I; Park, K; Pasyuk, E; Paterson, C; Anefalos Pereira, S; Pierce, J; Pivnyuk, N; Pocanic, D; Pogorelko, O; Pozdniakov, S; Preedom, B M; Price, J W; Prok, Y; Protopopescu, D; Raue, B A; Riccardi, G; Ricco, G; Ripani, M; Ritchie, B G; Ronchetti, F; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Sabati, F; Salamanca, J; Salgado, C; Santoro, J P; Sapunenko, V; Schumacher, R A; Serov, V S; Sharabyan, Yu G; Sharov, D; Shvedunov, N V; Smith, E S; Smith, L C; Sober, D I; Sokhan, D; Stavinsky, A; Stepanyan, S; Stepanyan, S S; Stokes, B E; Stoler, P; Strakovsky, I I; Strauch, S; Taiuti, M; Tedeschi, D J; Tkabladze, A; Tkachenko, S; Todor, L; Ungaro, M; Vineyard, M F; Vlassov, A V; Watts, D P; Weinstein, L B; Williams, M; Wolin, E; Yegneswaran, A; Zana, L; Zhang, B; Zhang, J; Zhao, B; Zhao, Z W
2008-01-01
The light vector mesons ($\\rho$, $\\omega$, and $\\phi$) were produced in deuterium, carbon, titanium, and iron targets in a search for possible in-medium modifications to the properties of the $\\rho$ meson at normal nuclear densities and zero temperature. The vector mesons were detected with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) via their decays to $e^{+}e^{-}$. The rare leptonic decay was chosen to reduce final-state interactions. A combinatorial background was subtracted from the invariant mass spectra using a well-established event-mixing technique. The $\\rho$ meson mass spectrum was extracted after the $\\omega$ and $\\phi$ signals were removed in a nearly model-independent way. Comparisons were made between the $\\rho$ mass spectra from the heavy targets ($A > 2$) with the mass spectrum extracted from the deuterium target. With respect to the $\\rho$-meson mass, we obtain a small shift compatible with zero. Also, we measure widths consistent with standard nuclear many-body effects such as collisional...
Review of meson spectroscopy: quark states and glueballs
A group of three lectures on hadron spectroscopy are presented. Topics covered include: light L = 0 mesons, light L = 1 mesons, antiquark antiquark quark quark exotics, a catalogue of higher quark antiquark excitations, heavy quarkonium, and glueballs
Static-light meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD
We compute the static-light meson spectrum using two-flavor Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD. We have considered five different values for the light quark mass corresponding to 300 MeVPSS mesons. (orig.)
Auxiliary Field Meson Model at Finite Temperature and Density
Kouno, H; Kashiwa, K; Hamada, M; Tokudome, H; Matsuzaki, M; Yahiro, M
2005-01-01
Starting from many quark interactions, we construct a nonlinear sigma-omega model at finite temperature and density. The mesons are introduced as auxiliary fields. Effective quark-meson couplings are strongly related to effective meson masses, since they are derived simultaneously from the original many quark interactions. In this model, even if the effective omega-meson mass decreases due to the partial chiral restoration, the equation of state (EOS) of nuclear matter can become soft.
Magnetic properties of ground-state mesons
Simonis, Vytautas
2016-01-01
Starting with the bag model a method for the study of the magnetic properties (magnetic moments, magnetic dipole transition widths) of ground-state mesons is developed. We calculate the M1 transition moments and use them subsequently to estimate the corresponding decay widths. These are compared with experimental data, where available, and with the results obtained in other approaches. Finally, we give the predictions for the static magnetic moments of all ground-state vector mesons including those containing heavy quarks. We have a good agreement with experimental data for the M1 decay rates of light as well as heavy mesons. Therefore, we expect our predictions for the static magnetic properties (usual magnetic moments) to be of sufficiently high quality, too.
Nuclear fission induced by Pi mesons
Pi mesons are an important part of the interactions among strongly-interacting particles, and their reactions with complex nuclei involve reactions with a wide range of interactions and time scales, with the slowest being the familiar fission process. Decades of effort have produced a wide range of fission data with stopped and energetic charged beams, both positive and negative. These results are the result of many uncoordinated studies, but in total can give a very good view of pion-induced fission. This review will compare and combine the measurements, with comparisons to a range of theoretical expectations. It is found that the nature of fission induced by pi mesons is not significantly different from fission induced by other energetic particles, in spite of the special features of the mesonic beam. This specific arena of nuclear science may now be considered complete. (author)
Exclusive vector meson production at HERMES
Movsisyan Aram
2014-06-01
Full Text Available Exclusive electroproduction of vector mesons has been measured on hydrogen and deuterium targets at HERMES using the 27.6 GeV electron/positron beam of HERA. From this process, more information can be obtained about generalized parton distributions (GPDs, which provide a unified description of the structure of hadrons embedding longitudinal-momentum distributions (ordinary PDFs and transverse-position information (form factors. The study of the azimuthal distribution of the decay products via spin-density matrix elements provide constraints on helicity-amplitudes used to describe exclusive vector-meson production. Recent results from the HERMES experiment on the production of rho, omega and phi mesons will be presented.
Exclusive vector meson production at HERMES
Movsisyan, Aram
2014-06-01
Exclusive electroproduction of vector mesons has been measured on hydrogen and deuterium targets at HERMES using the 27.6 GeV electron/positron beam of HERA. From this process, more information can be obtained about generalized parton distributions (GPDs), which provide a unified description of the structure of hadrons embedding longitudinal-momentum distributions (ordinary PDFs) and transverse-position information (form factors). The study of the azimuthal distribution of the decay products via spin-density matrix elements provide constraints on helicity-amplitudes used to describe exclusive vector-meson production. Recent results from the HERMES experiment on the production of rho, omega and phi mesons will be presented.
Massive mesons in Weyl-Dirac theory
Mirabotalebi, S.; Ahmadi, F.; Salehi, H.
2008-01-01
In order to study the mass generation of the vector fields in the framework of a conformal invariant gravitational model, the Weyl-Dirac theory is considered. The mass of the Weyl’s meson fields plays a principal role in this theory, it connects basically the conformal and gauge symmetries. We estimate this mass by using the large-scale characteristics of the observed universe. To do this we firstly specify a preferred conformal frame as a cosmological frame, then in this frame, we introduce an exact possible solution of the theory. We also study the dynamical effect of the massive vector meson fields on the trajectories of an elementary particle. We show that a local change of the cosmological frame leads to a Hamilton-Jacobi equation describing a particle with an adjustable mass. The dynamical effect of the massive vector meson field presents itself in the form of a correction term for the mass of the particle.
Two, three, many body systems involving mesons
Oset, E; Khemchandani, K P; Roca, L; Yamagata, J
2011-01-01
In this talk we show recent developments on few body systems involving mesons. We report on an approach to Faddeev equations using chiral unitary dynamics, where an explicit cancellation of the two body off shell amplitude with three body forces stemming from the same chiral Lagrangians takes place. This removal of the unphysical off shell part of the amplitudes is most welcome and renders the approach unambiguous, showing that only on shell two body amplitudes need to be used. Within this approach, systems of two mesons and one baryon are studied, reproducing properties of the low lying $1/2^+$ states. On the other hand we also report on multirho and $K^*$ multirho states which can be associated to known meson resonances of high spin.
Mesons beyond the naive quark model
Amsler, C
2004-01-01
We discuss theoretical predictions for the existence of exotic (non-quark-model) mesons and review prominent experimental candidates. These are especially the f0(1500) and f0(1710) mesons for the scalar glueball, fJ(2220) for the tensor glueball, η(1410) for the pseudoscalar glueball, f0(600), f0(980), a0(980), the still to be firmly established κ(800) and the f2(1565) for or two-meson states, and π1(1400), π1(1600) for hybrid states. We conclude that some of these states exist, offer our views and discuss crucial issues that need to be investigated both theoretically and experimentally.
Through a special interplay of strong and weak interactions, small but significant pieces with a ''wrong'' flavor could be introduced into wave functions of mesons. Thus, e.g., not only a (u bar s) pair, but also a (u bar d) pair can be found with some probability within K+, etc. The possible importance of such ''anomalous'' terms in understanding of K-meson decays is discussed in a new scheme. The scheme is characterized by diagrammatic calculations of full amplitudes in the long-distance environment. Two classes of models which correctly reproduce the main K-meson branching ratios and the ΔI=1/2 rule are constructed. The predictive power of the scheme is then tested in a decay of a kaon into a pion and a light hyperphoton
eta' meson production in proton-proton collisions
K Nakayama; Arellano, H. F.; Durso, J.W.; Speth, J.(Institut für Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, D-52425, Germany)
1999-01-01
The pp -> pp eta' reaction is investigated within a relativistic meson-exchange model of hadronic interactions. We explore the role of nucleonic and mesonic, as well as the N* resonance currents, in producing eta' mesons. In order to learn more about the production mechanisms, new measurements in the energy region far from the threshold are required.
Scalar mesons in a linear sigma model with (axial-)vector mesons
Parganlija, D; Wolf, Gy; Giacosa, F; Rischke, D H
2012-01-01
The structure of the scalar mesons has been a subject of debate for many decades. In this work we look for $\\bar{q}q$ states among the physical resonances using an extended Linear Sigma Model that contains scalar, pseudoscalar, vector, and axial-vector mesons both in the non-strange and strange sectors. We perform global fits of meson masses, decay widths and amplitudes in order to ascertain whether the scalar $\\bar{q}q$ states are below or above 1 GeV. We find the scalar states above 1 GeV to be preferred as $\\bar{q}q$ states.
CP violation in B meson decays
Noguchi, S.; Belle Group
2003-06-01
CP violation in neutral B meson decays has been observed confirming the prediction of the Kobayashi-Maskawa model where introduction of six quaks naturally induces CP violation in the weak interaction. The measurements of CP asymmetryc in B meson decays were made at the newly constructed Asymmetric B factories, which consist of high luminosity, ebergy-asymmetric e+e- colliders (KEKB and PEP-II) and detectors (Belle and BaBar). The results are in good agreement and are consistent with other experimental results within the framework of the Standard Model.
$B$ and $B_s$ Meson Spectroscopy
Godfrey, S; Swanson, E S
2016-01-01
Properties of bottom and bottom-strange mesons are computed in two relativized quark models. Model masses and wavefunctions are used to predict radiative transition rates and the $^3P_0$ quark pair creation model is used to compute strong decay widths. A comparison to recently observed bottom and bottom-strange states is made. We find that there are numerous excited $B$ and $B_s$ mesons that have relatively narrow widths and significant branching ratios to simple final states such as $B\\pi$, $B^*\\pi$, $BK$, and $B^*K$ that could be observed in the near future.
Heavy Meson Molecules in Effective Field Theory
AlFiky, Mohammad T.; Gabbiani, Fabrizio; Petrov, Alexey A.
2006-01-01
We consider the implications from the possibility that the recently observed state X(3872) is a meson-antimeson molecule. We write an effective Lagrangian consistent with the heavy-quark and chiral symmetries needed to describe X(3872). We explore the consequences of the assumption that X(3872) is a molecular bound state of D^{*0} and anti-D^0 mesons for the existence of bound states in the D^0-anti-D^0 and D^{*0}-anti-D^{*0}.
Turbulent meson condensation in quark deconfinement
Koji Hashimoto
2015-06-01
Full Text Available In a QCD-like strongly coupled gauge theory at large Nc, using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we find that heavy quark deconfinement is accompanied by a coherent condensation of higher meson resonances. This is revealed in non-equilibrium deconfinement transitions triggered by static, as well as quenched electric fields even below the Schwinger limit. There, we observe a “turbulent” energy flow to higher meson modes, which finally results in the quark deconfinement. Our observation is consistent with seeing deconfinement as a condensation of long QCD strings.
Light O++ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida
Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment at JLab, making an understanding (or at least an excellent and theoretically consistent description) essential for the physics missions of these facilities.
Scalar mesons from an effective Lagrangian approach
Fariborz, Amir H; Schechter, Joseph
2007-01-01
A brief discussion of the recent interest in light scalar mesons motivates the study of a generalized linear sigma model. In an SU(3) flavor invariant version of the model there is a prediction that the the lighter scalars have sizeable "four quark" content. It is further predicted that one of the singlet scalars should be exceptionally light. Due to the presence of scalar mesons, the model gives "controlled" corrections to the current algebra formula for threshold pion pion scattering. These corections act in the direction to improve agreement with current experiments.
Light $O^{++}$ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida
Pennington, M R
2010-01-01
Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment at JLab, making an understanding (or at least an excellent and theoretically consistent description) essential for the physics missions of these facilities.
Mass shift of -meson in nuclear matter
J R Morones-Ibarra; Mónica Menchaca Maciel; Ayax Santos-Guevara; Felipe Robledo Padilla
2013-03-01
The propagation of -meson in nuclear matter is studied in the Walecka model, by assuming that the sigma couples to a pair of nucleon–antinucleon states and to particle–hole states. The in-medium effect of - mixing is also studied. For completeness, the coupling of sigma to two virtual pions was also considered. It is found that the -meson mass decreases with respect to its value in vacuum and that the contribution of the - mixing effect on the mass shift is relatively small.
Diffractive hadroproduction of charmed D mesons
We have observed charmed D meson production from a hydrogen target in a 217 GeV/c π- beam. Hadronic decays in the K+-π+-π+- channels were reconstructed in the Chicago Cyclotron Spectrometer at Fermilab. The proton recoil angle and momentum transfer were programmed so that objects of mass near that of two D mesons would be produced in the forward direction. A mass peak in the 40-MeV bin at 1875 MeV was found in each channel. The cross section for D+- production is 6--10 μb
Isospin-violating mixing in meson nonets
Segregation into ideally mixed nonets results when the OZI-violating interaction which would mix u anti u, d anti d, and s anti s mesons into isospin and SU(3) eigenstates is much weaker than the s anti s-d anti d mass difference. We show that the d anti d-u anti u mass difference can begin to induce a similar segregation into d anti d and anti u mesons which leads to large isospin violations. An experimental example of such large isospin breaking (approx. 30%) which we predict has probably already been seen in f → K anti K. (orig.)
Quasi-exotic open-flavor mesons
Hilger, T
2016-01-01
Meson states with exotic quantum numbers arise naturally in a covariant bound-state framework in QCD. We investigate the consequences of shifting quark masses such that the states are no longer restricted to certain C-parities, but only by J^P. Then, a priori, one can no longer distinguish exotic or conventional states. In order to identify signatures of the different states to look for experimentally, we provide the behavior of masses, leptonic decay constants, and orbital-angular-momentum decomposition of such mesons, as well as the constellations in which they could be found. Most prominently, we consider the case of charged quasi-exotic excitations of the pion.
Soft-wall modelling of meson spectra
Afonin, S S
2016-01-01
The holographic methods inspired by the gauge/gravity correspondence from string theory have been actively applied to the hadron spectroscopy in the last eleven years. Within the phenomenological bottom-up approach, the linear Regge-like trajectories for light mesons are naturally reproduced in the so-called "Soft-wall" holographic models. I will give a very short review of the underlying ideas and technical aspects related to the meson spectroscopy. A generalization of soft-wall description of Regge trajectories to arbitrary intercept is proposed. The problem of incorporation of the chiral symmetry breaking is discussed.
Pseudoscalar meson physics with four dynamical quarks
Bazavov, A; Bouchard, C; DeTar, C; Du, D; El-Khadra, A X; Foley, J; Freeland, E D; Gamiz, E; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; Kim, J; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Lightman, M; Mackenzie, P B; Neil, E T; Oktay, M; Simone, J N; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S; Zhou, R
2012-01-01
We present preliminary results for light, strange and charmed pseudoscalar meson physics from simulations using four flavors of dynamical quarks with the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. These simulations include lattice spacings ranging from 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and sea-quark masses both above and at their physical value. The major results are charm meson decay constants f_D, f_{D_s} and f_{D_s}/f_D and ratios of quark masses. This talk will focus on our procedures for finding the decay constants on each ensemble, the continuum extrapolation, and estimates of systematic error.
Issues in light meson spectroscopy: The case for meson spectroscopy at CEBAF
Godfrey, S. [Carleton Univ., Ottawa (Canada)
1994-04-01
The author reviews some outstanding issues in meson spectroscopy. The most important qualitative issue is whether hadrons with explicit gluonic degrees of freedom exist. To answer this question requires a much better understanding of conventional q{bar q} mesons. The author therefore begins by examining the status of conventional meson spectroscopy and how the situation can be improved. The expected properties of gluonic excitations are discussed with particular emphasis on hybrids to give guidance to experimental searches. Multiquark systems are commented upon as they are likely to be important in the mass region under study and will have to be understood better. In the final section the author discusses the opportunities that CEBAF can offer for the study of meson spectroscopy.
Three body resonances in two meson-one baryon systems
Martínez Torres, Alberto; Khemchandani, K. P.; Oset Báguena, Eulogio
2007-01-01
We report four $\\Sigma$'s and three $\\Lambda$'s, in the 1500 - 1800 MeV region, as two meson - one baryon S-wave $(1/2)^+$ resonances. We solve Faddeev equations in the coupled channel approach. The invariant mass of one of the meson-baryon pairs and that of the three particles have been varied and peaks in the squared three body $T$-matrix have been found very close to the existing $S$ = -1, $J^P= 1/2^+$ low lying baryon resonances. The input two-body $t$-matrices for meson-meson and meson-b...
Effects of isovector scalar meson on hyperon star
Biswal, S K; Patra, S K
2016-01-01
We study the effects of isovector-scalar ($\\delta$)-meson on neutron star. Influence of $\\delta$-meson on both static and rotating neutron star is discussed. Inclusion of $\\delta$-meson in a neutron star system consisting of proton, neutron and electron, make the equation of state stiffer in higher density and consequently increases the maximum mass of the star. But induction of $\\delta$-meson in the hyperon star decreases the maximum mass of the hyperon star. This is due to the early evolution of hyperons in presence of $\\delta-$meson.
Two, three, many body systems involving mesons. Multimeson condensates
Oset, E; Dote, A; Hyodo, T; Khemchandani, P K; Liang, W H; Torres, A Martinez; Oka, M; Roca, L; Uchino, T; Xiao, C W
2015-01-01
In this talk we review results from studies with unconventional many hadron systems containing mesons: systems with two mesons and one baryon, three mesons, some novel systems with two baryons and one meson, and finally systems with many vector mesons, up to six, with their spins aligned forming states of increasing spin. We show that in many cases one has experimental counterparts for the states found, while in some other cases they remain as predictions, which we suggest to be searched in BESIII, Belle, LHCb, FAIR and other facilities.
Scattering of vector mesons off nucleons
We construct a relativistic and unitary approach to 'high' energy pion- and photon-nucleon reactions taking the πN, πΔ, ρN, ωN, ηN, K Λ, KΣ final states into account. Our scheme dynamically generates the s- and d-wave nucleon resonances N(1535), N(1650) and N(1520) and isobar resonances Δ(1620) and δ(1700) in terms of quasi-local interaction vertices. The description of photon-induced processes is based on a generalized vector-meson dominance assumption which directly relates the electromagnetic quasi-local 4-point interaction vertices to the corresponding vertices involving the ρ and ω fields. We obtain a satisfactory description of the elastic and inelastic pion- and photon-nucleon scattering data in the channels considered. The resulting s-wave ρ- and ω-nucleon scattering amplitudes are presented. Using these amplitudes we compute the leading density modification of the ρ and ω mass distributions in nuclear matter. We find a repulsive mass shift for the ω meson at small nuclear density but predict considerable strength in resonance-hole like ω-meson modes. Compared to previous calculations our result for the ρ-meson spectral function shows a significantly smaller in-medium effect. This reflects a not too large coupling strength of the N(1520) resonance to the ρN channel. (orig.)
Meson spectroscopy in large-N QCD
Castagnini, Luca
2015-06-23
We present the results of a systematic, first-principles study of the spectrum and decay constants of mesons for different numbers of color charges N, via lattice computations. We discuss the extrapolations to the chiral, continuum and large-N limits and present a comparison of our results to some of the numerical computations and analytical predictions available in the literature.
Lattice investigation of heavy meson interactions
Wagenbach, Björn; Bicudo, Pedro; Wagner, Marc
2014-01-01
We report on a lattice investigation of heavy meson interactions and of tetraquark candidates with two very heavy quarks. These two quarks are treated in the static limit, while the other two are up, down, strange or charm quarks of finite mass. Various isospin, spin and parity quantum numbers are considered.
Bc mesons in the deconfined phase
Czerski Piotr
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Charmed B mesons in a deconfined quark-gluon plasma are studied. With the introduction of the bound state of a charm and a beauty quarks at finite temperature, the behavior of the heavy quarkonium is investigated in an energy region between the ψ and the ϒ states [1]. Calculations are performed within a potential model [2, 3].
Chiral dynamics of heavy-light mesons
This thesis focuses on the physics of heavy-light mesons, i.e. quark-antiquark systems composed of a heavy (c or b) and a light (u, d or s) quark. The light-quark sector is treated within the framework of chiral effective field theory. Recent lattice QCD computations have progressed in determining the decay constants of charmed mesons and the scattering lengths of Nambu-Goldstone bosons (pions, kaons) off D mesons. These computations are performed for light quark masses larger than the physical ones. A chiral extrapolation down to physical masses is necessary. It is commonly performed using chiral perturbation theory. The related systematical uncertainties have to be examined carefully. In this thesis it is shown how these uncertainties can be reduced significantly by taking into account relativistic effects in the chiral extrapolations. As a byproduct, estimates are presented for several physical quantities that are related by heavy-quark spin and flavor symmetry. Furthermore, the investigation of the light-quark mass dependence of the scattering lengths of Nambu-Goldstone bosons off D mesons provides important information on the nature of one of the intriguing newly discovered resonances, the D*s0(2317). It is shown that this resonance can be dynamically generated from the coupled-channels DK interaction without a priori assumption of its existence. Finally we demonstrate how the underlying framework, unitarized chiral perturbation theory, can be improved by the inclusion of intermediate states with off-the-mass-shell kinematics.
Hermaphrodite mesons and QCD sum rules
We present a new evaluation of the two-point function built from the colourless operators g anti psilambdasup(α)γν(γ5)psiFsup(μν)sub(α). Previous calculations for the dimension-six vacuum condensate contributions were incomplete. We give new predictions for the masses and decay amplitudes of 1-+ and 0-- hermaphrodite mesons. (orig.)
QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector
We present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED. We concentrate particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π+-π0 splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in arXiv:1508.06401 [hep-lat]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as MS, in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.
On the Origin of the $XYZ$ Mesons
Valcarce, A
2016-01-01
In this talk we present a mechanism giving rise to exotic $XYZ$ four-quark states in the meson spectra within a constituent quark model approach. We discuss its generalization to five-quark states in the heavy baryon sector. Finally, we revise some other works in the literature and experimental data where this mechanism may be working.
Composite vector mesons and string models
The author discusses the general question of gauge mesons in extended supergravities, and whether such theories can produce the gauge mesons corresponding to a group at least as large as SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1). An exciting conjecture in this direction was made a few years ago by previous authors, who suggested that there might be composite SU(8) gauge mesons in a supergravity model known as the N=8 model. Until we have a consistent, renormalizable theory of supergravity we cannot really obtain any indication of the truth or falseness of that conjecture. One form of the Neveu-Schwarz string model has been shown to be a theory of supergravity; it is finite at the one-loop level and probably in any order of perturbation theory. The discussion is within the framework of this model. The author questions whether massive vector mesons can possibly lose their mass due to interactions. Arguments have been given on both sides of this question, and the author believes that this can occur under certain circumstances. Our conclusions is that the FNNS mechanism will create a gauge symmetry in addition to the rigid symmetry
Meson spectroscopy in large-N QCD
We present the results of a systematic, first-principles study of the spectrum and decay constants of mesons for different numbers of color charges N, via lattice computations. We discuss the extrapolations to the chiral, continuum and large-N limits and present a comparison of our results to some of the numerical computations and analytical predictions available in the literature.
Nuclear matter with constituent meson quanta
The authors discuss some nonperturbative techniques of field theory, where they dress nuclear matter as a whole with off-mass-shell pions. Here s-wave pion pairs simulate the effect of σ-meson of the mean field approach of Walecka. The signatures are in agreement with earlier results along with new physical insight
New physics effects from meson decays
Anirban Kundu
2000-07-01
In this talk, we point out some of the present and future possible signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model from -meson decays, taking -parity conserving and violating supersymmetry as illustrative examples. An expanded version is available on hep-ph archive.
QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector
Horsley, R.; Nakamura, Y.; Perlt, H.; Pleiter, D.; Rakow, P. E. L.; Schierholz, G.; Schiller, A.; Stokes, R.; Stüben, H.; Young, R. D.; Zanotti, J. M.
2016-04-01
In this paper we present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED, concentrating particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π +- π 0 splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in [1]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as overline{M S} , in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.
Meson Screening Masses in Thermal QCD
Czerski Piotr
2012-12-01
Full Text Available The quark-gluon plasma (QGP excitations, corresponding to the scalar and pseudoscalar meson quantum numbers, for different temperatures are calculated. Analysis is performed in the Hard Thermal Loop (HTL Approximation and leads to a better understanding of the excitations of QGP in the deconfined phase and is also of relevance for lattice studies.
Charming Mesons with Baryons and Nuclei
Tolos, Laura
2013-11-01
The properties of charmed mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are reviewed. Different frameworks are discussed paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches which incorporate heavy-quark spin symmetry. Several charmed baryon states with negative parity are generated dynamically by the s-wave interaction between pseudoscalar and vector meson multiplets with 1/2+ and 3/2+ baryons. These states are compared to experimental data. Moreover, the properties of open-charm mesons in matter are analyzed. The in-medium solution accounts for Pauli blocking effects, and for the meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. The behavior in the nuclear medium of the rich spectrum of dynamically-generated baryon states is studied as well as their influence in the self-energy and, hence, the spectral function of open charm. The possible experimental signatures of the in-medium properties of open charm are finally addressed, such as the formation of charmed nuclei, in connection with the future FAIR facility.
Charming mesons with baryons and nuclei
Tolos, Laura
2013-01-01
The properties of charmed mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are reviewed. Different frameworks are discussed paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches which incorporate heavy-quark spin symmetry. Several charmed baryon states with negative parity are generated dynamically by the s-wave interaction between pseudoscalar and vector meson multiplets with $1/2^+$ and $3/2^+$ baryons. These states are compared to experimental data. Moreover, the properties of open-charm mesons in matter are analyzed. The in-medium solution accounts for Pauli blocking effects, and for the meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. The behavior in the nuclear medium of the rich spectrum of dynamically-generated baryon states is studied as well as their influence in the self-energy and, hence, the spectral function of open charm. The possible experimental signatures of the in-medium properties of open charm are finally addressed, such as the formation of charmed nuclei, in connection with the future F...
Mesonic spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor
Del Debbio, Luigi; Lucini, Biagio; Patella, Agostino; Pica, Claudio; Rago, Antonio
2010-01-01
We investigate the structure and the novel emerging features of the mesonic non-singlet spectrum of the Minimal Walking Technicolor (MWT) theory. Precision measurements in the nonsinglet pseudoscalar and vector channels are compared to the expectations for an IR-conformal field theory and a QCD...
L = 1 light quark mesons in QCD
Using the Borel transformed QCD sum rule formalism, the masses of L = 1 light quark mesons with isospin I = 1 and I = 0 are calculated. Non-perturbative effects from higher dimensional operators up to dimension d = 6 in the operator product expansion are taken into account. (orig.)
Finite-size scaling of meson propagators
Using quenched chiral perturbation theory we compute meson correlation functions at finite volume and fixed gauge field topology. We also present the corresponding analytical predictions for the unquenched theory at fixed gauge field topology. These results can be used to measure the low-energy parameters of the chiral Langrangian from lattice simulations in volumes much smaller than one pion Compton wavelength. (orig.)
Summary of the {eta}-meson sessions
Chrien, R.E.
1993-06-01
This summary describes the contents of the nineteen talks related to research on the {eta} meson and presented at the Workshop of Future Directions. The subjects of this area include threshold {eta} production, {eta}-nuclear spectroscopy, baryon spectroscopy, {eta} decays, facilities, and instrumentation.
Summary of the [eta]-meson sessions
Chrien, R.E.
1993-01-01
This summary describes the contents of the nineteen talks related to research on the [eta] meson and presented at the Workshop of Future Directions. The subjects of this area include threshold [eta] production, [eta]-nuclear spectroscopy, baryon spectroscopy, [eta] decays, facilities, and instrumentation.
Mesons in the Constituent Quark Model
WANG Li; PING Jia-Lun
2007-01-01
The quark-antiquark (q(-q)) spectrum is studied by solving the Schrǒdinger equation in the framework of non-relativistic constituent quark model. An overall good fit to the experimental data of meson is obtained. The interactions between quark and antiquark consist of quadratic colour confinement-exchange, one-gluon-exchange, and Goldstone-boson-exchange potentials.
Probing Polarized Parton Distributions with Meson Photoproduction
Afanasiev, A M; Wahlquist, C; Afanasev, Andrei; Carlson, Carl E.; Wahlquist, Christian
1997-01-01
Polarization asymmetries in photoproduction of high transverse momentum mesons are a flavor sensitive way to measure the polarized quark distributions. We calculate the expected asymmetries in several models, and find that the asymmetries are significant and also significantly different from model to model. Suitable data may come as a by-product of deep inelastic experiments to measure $g_1$ or from dedicated experiments.
QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector
Horsley, R. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Nakamura, Y. [RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe (Japan); Perlt, H. [Leipzig Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Collaboration: QCDSF-UKQCD Collaboration; and others
2015-09-15
We present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED. We concentrate particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π{sup +}-π{sup 0} splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in arXiv:1508.06401 [hep-lat]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as MS, in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.
On hadronic production of the Bc meson
Various approaches to the hadronic productions of the double heavy meson Bc are investigated in this paper. The resultant cross sections obtained by the approaches are compared with in several aspects. One may see that the differences are quite substantial. The advantages and shortcomings of the approaches are discussed. (author). 17 refs, 4 figs
Meson Spectroscopy at JLab-12 GeV
Meson, being the simplest hadronic bound system, is the ideal 'laboratory' to study the interaction between quarks, to understand the role of the gluons inside hadrons and to investigate the origin of color confinement. To perform such studies it is important to measure the meson spectrum, with precise determination of resonance masses and properties, looking for rare q q-bar states and for unconventional mesons with exotic quantum numbers (i.e. mesons with quantum numbers that are not compatible with a q q-bar structure). With the imminent advent of the 12 GeV upgrade of Jefferson Lab a new generation of meson spectroscopy experiments will start: 'Meson-Ex' in Hall B and 'GLUEX' in Hall D. Both will use photo-production to explore the spectrum of mesons in the light-quark sector, in the energy range of few GeVs.
Meson Spectroscopy at JLab@12 GeV
Celentano, Andrea [INFN-GENOVA
2013-03-01
Meson, being the simplest hadronic bound system, is the ideal "laboratory" to study the interaction between quarks, to understand the role of the gluons inside hadrons and to investigate the origin of color confinement. To perform such studies it is important to measure the meson spectrum, with precise determination of resonance masses and properties, looking for rare qbar q states and for unconventional mesons with exotic quantum numbers (i.e. mesons with quantum numbers that are not compatible with a qbar q structure). With the imminent advent of the 12 GeV upgrade of Jefferson Lab a new generation of meson spectroscopy experiments will start: "Meson-Ex" in Hall B and "GLUEX" in Hall D. Both will use photo-production to explore the spectrum of mesons in the light-quark sector, in the energy range of few GeVs.
Studies on inclusive meson resonance and particle production
Production and decay of meson resonances are studied in medium energy meson-proton collisions. Strong evidence is found that hadronic collisions are dominated by resonance production. Especially the vector mesons have often large inclusive cross sections, typically of the order of few millibarns at the present energies. In all, a majority of pions and kaons appear to be decay products of resonances or other unstable particles. The detailed kinematics of the parent resonance's decays is found to play an important role in determining inclusive pion spectra. The squared transverse momentum distributions of hadrons heavier than the pion appear to have in common an exponential behaviour, with a universal slope for the esponential fall-off. The observed vector meson yields suggest that only a small fraction of the direct lepton production observed at large transverse momentum in nucleon-nucleon interactions is accounted for by the ''old'' vector mesons. An attempt has been made to separate out the central production and fragmentation components of the meson production. Both the central production and the fragmentation of the incoming meson are found to be important mechanisms in the non-strange meson production whereas the central production of strange meson resonances is rare at our energies. The ratios of the observed meson yields are found to be generally in good agreement with a simple quark-counting model. (author)
Spin O decay angular distribution for interfering mesons in electroproduction
Funsten, H.; Gilfoyle, G.
1994-04-01
Self analyzing meson electroproduction experiments are currently being planned for the CEBAF CLAS detector. These experiments deduce the spin polarization of outgoing unstable spin s (?)0 mesons from their decay angular distribution, W({theta},{psi}). The large angular acceptance of the CLAS detector permits kinematic tracking of a sufficient number of these events to accurately determine electroproduction amplitudes from the deduced polarization. Maximum polarization information is obtained from W({theta},{psi}) for decay into spin 0 daughters. The helicity of the decaying meson is transferred to the daughter`s relative orbital angular momentum m-projection; none is {open_quotes}absorbed{close_quotes} into daughter helicities. The decaying meson`s helicity maximally appears in W({theta},{psi}). W({theta},{psi}) for spin 0 daughters has been derived for (1) vector meson electroproduction and (2) general interfering mesons produced by incident pions. This paper derives W({theta},{psi}) for electroproduction of two interfering mesons that decay into spin 0 daughters. An application is made to the case of interfering scalar and vector mesons. The derivation is an extension of work by Schil using the general decay formalism of Martin. The expressions can be easily extended to the case of N interfering mesons since interference occurs pairwise in the observable W ({theta},{psi}), a quadratic function of the meson amplitudes. The derivation uses the virtual photon density matrix of Schil which is transformed by a meson electroproduction transition operator, T. The resulting density matrix for the interfering mesons is then converted into a corresponding statistical tensor and contracted into the efficiency tensor for spin 0 daughters.
Antinucleon nucleon annihilations into two mesons
We study two aspects of the antinucleon-nucleon annihilation into two mesons (antiNN → M1M2), starting from simple Born diagrams. On one hand, we discuss the possibility of modelling the antiNN optical potential with the box diagrams related to the M1M2 channels. We include the lightest pseudoscalar, scalar and vector mesons with effective coupling constants. Much more channels appear to be needed in order to achieve sensible results. On the other hand, we show that a simple phenomenological optical potential, successfull in reproducing antiNN elastic scattering and total annihilation data can be further used to make predictions on the antiNN → M1M2 processes, which prove to be in good agreement with experiment. We find a lower bound of 17% on the relative contribution of these reactions to the antiNN annihilation. Also, the model favours a rather small effective radius for the nucleon
Electroproduction of tensor mesons in QCD
Braun, V. M.; Kivel, N.; Strohmaier, M.; Vladimirov, A. A.
2016-06-01
Due to multiple possible polarizations hard exclusive production of tensor mesons by virtual photons or in heavy meson decays offers interesting possibilities to study the helicity structure of the underlying short-distance process. Motivated by the first measurement of the transition form factor γ∗γ → f 2(1270) at large momentum transfers by the BELLE collaboration we present an improved QCD analysis of this reaction in the framework of collinear factorization including contributions of twist-three quark-antiquark-gluon operators and an estimate of soft end-point corrections using light-cone sum rules. The results appear to be in good agreement with the data, in particular the predicted scaling behavior is reproduced in all cases.
Electroproduction of tensor mesons in QCD
Braun, V M; Strohmaier, M; Vladimirov, A A
2016-01-01
Due to multiple possible polarizations hard exclusive production of tensor mesons by virtual photons or in heavy meson decays offers interesting possibilities to study the helicity structure of the underlying short-distance process. Motivated by the first measurement of the transition form factor $\\gamma^*\\gamma \\to f_2(1270)$ at large momentum transfers by the BELLE collaboration we present an improved QCD analysis of this reaction in the framework of collinear factorization including contributions of twist-three quark-antiquark-gluon operators and an estimate of soft end-point corrections using light-cone sum rules. The results appear to be in a very good agreement with the data, in particular the predicted scaling behavior is reproduced in all cases.
QCD monopole and sigma meson coupling
Iwazaki, Aiichi
2016-01-01
Under the assumption of the Abelian dominance in QCD, we show that chiral condensate is locally present around a QCD monopole. The appearance of the chiral condensate around a GUT monopole was shown in the previous analysis of the Rubakov effect. We apply a similar analysis to the QCD monopole. It follows that the condensation of the monopole carrying the chiral condensate leads to the chiral symmetry breaking as well as quark confinement. To realize the result explicitly, we present a phenomenological linear sigma model coupled with the monopoles, in which the monopole condensation causes the chiral symmetry breaking as well as confinement. The monopoles are assumed to be described by a model of dual superconductor. We identify the monopoles with scalar isoscalar $f_0$ mesons with masses $1400\\sim 1700$ MeV as well as dual gauge fields with $h_1$ vector mesons with masses $\\sim 1500$MeV.
Exploring $X(5568)$ as a meson molecule
Agaev, S S; Sundu, H
2016-01-01
The parameters, i.e. the mass and decay constant of the exotic $X_b(5568)$ state newly observed by D0 Collaboration, as well as the decay width of the process $X_b \\to B_s^{0}\\pi^{+}$ are explored using $B\\overline{K}$ molecule assumption on its structure. Computational methods employed here encompass QCD two-point and light-cone sum rules, latter being considered in the soft-meson approximation. The obtained results are compared with the data of the D0 Collaboration, as well as with the predictions of the diquark-antidiquark model. This comparison strengthens the diquark-antidiquark picture for the $X_b(5568)$ state rather than a meson molecule structure.
Meson exchange and neutral weak currents
Measurements of parity-violating electron scattering asymmetries to determine weak neutral currents in nuclei will be effected by the presence of meson exchange currents. Present low momentum transfer calculations, based on a flavor independent framework, show these effects to be small. In general, however, as the momentum transfer increases to values typical of deep-inelastic scattering, fragmentation functions show a clear flavor dependence. It is suggested that a good experimental starting point for understanding the flavor dependence of meson production and exchange currents is the Q2 dependence of parity-violating asymmetry in inclusive single pion electroproduction. A CEBAF facility with doubled energy is necessary to approach momentum transfers where this process begins to scale
Vector mesons in strongly interacting matter
Volker Metag
2010-08-01
Properties of hadrons in strongly interacting matter provide a link between quantum chromodynamics in the strong coupling regime and experimental observables. QCD sum rules show that changes in chiral and higher-order condensates, partially associated with a restoration of chiral symmetry in the nuclear medium, will lead to significant changes in the low-energy spectrum of hadrons. Heavy-ion collisions and reactions with elementary probes have been used to extract experimental information on in-medium properties of hadrons. Results on the light vector mesons ρ, , and , are summarized and compared. Almost all experiments report a softening of the spectral functions with increases in width depending on the density and temperature of the hadronic environment. No evidence for mass shifts is found in majority of the experiments. Remaining inconsistencies among experimental results demonstrate the need for further measurements with higher statistics and inrceased acceptance in particular for low-momentum vector mesons.
Diffractive hadronic production of D mesons
A search for charmed D mesons was made with a 217 GeV π- beam on a liquid hydrogen target. The Chicago Cyclotron Spectrometer at Fermilab was used to analyze the hadronic decay of a D meson in coincidence with a prompt muon and a recoil proton. A total of 50 +- 12 D+- events were observed with equal numbers in the two channels K+-π-+π-+. Some of the cuts selected diffractive events. When these cuts were removed the signal remained the same, although the background was greatly increased. The Feynman X and angular distributions were consistent with diffractive production. A diffractive model yielded a cross section of (6 to 10) +- 4 μb
Meson exchange and neutral weak currents
Beck, D.H. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)
1994-04-01
Measurements of parity-violating electron scattering asymmetries to determine weak neutral currents in nuclei will be effected by the presence of meson exchange currents. Present low momentum transfer calculations, based on a flavor independent framework, show these effects to be small. In general, however, as the momentum transfer increases to values typical of deep-inelastic scattering, fragmentation functions show a clear flavor dependence. It is suggested that a good experimental starting point for understanding the flavor dependence of meson production and exchange currents is the Q{sup 2} dependence of parity-violating asymmetry in inclusive single pion electroproduction. A CEBAF facility with doubled energy is necessary to approach momentum transfers where this process begins to scale.
Rotational Spectra of the Baryons and Mesons
Akers, D
2003-01-01
An investigation of the rotational spectra of baryons and mesons is conducted. Diakonov, Petrov and Polyakov claimed that all light baryons are rotational excitations. A study of the history of particle physics indicates that the ideas of rotational spectra can be originally attributed to a constituent-quark (CQ) model as proposed by Mac Gregor. Later research advanced spin-orbit splitting in a deformed model as suggested by Bhaduri and others. In the present work, we show from current data that the rotational spectra of baryons and mesons are in agreement with the original claims of Mac Gregor: namely, the values for the rotational energies Erot of particles merge with those of nuclear rotational bands in light nuclei. It is also shown that particles of different isotopic spins are separated in mass by a 70 MeV quantum, which is related to the SU(3) decuplet mass spacing as originally proposed by Gell-Mann.
Polarization observables in φ-meson photoproduction
We analyze polarization observables of the φ-meson photoproduction from a proton within the uud-ss bar cluster model as a probe of strangeness in the proton. Our consideration is based on the relativistic quark model that takes into account the Lorentz-contraction effects of the intrinsic hadron wave functions. We show that transverse target-recoil and longitudinal beam-target double polarizations in the diffractive vector meson dominance model are different from those of the knockout mechanisms and the difference between them is as much as 20∼80% if only 0.2∼0.3% strangeness admixture in proton wave function is assumed. This strong effect may be studied experimentally. 17 refs., 4 figs
Heavy meson spectroscopy under strong magnetic field
Yoshida, Tetsuya
2016-01-01
Spectra of the neutral heavy mesons, $\\eta_c(1S,2S)$, $J/psi$, $\\psi(2S)$, $\\eta_b(1S,2S,3S)$, $\\Upsilon(1S,2S,3S)$, $D$, $D^\\ast$, $B$, $B^\\ast$, $B_s$ and $B_s^\\ast$, in a homogeneous magnetic field are analyzed in a potential model of constituent quarks. To obtain anisotropic wave functions and the corresponding eigenvalues, the cylindrical Gaussian expansion method is applied, where the wave functions for transverse and longitudinal directions in the cylindrical coordinate are expanded by the Gaussian bases separately. Energy level structures in the wide range of magnetic field are obtained and the deformation of the wave functions is shown, which reflects effects of the spin mixing, the Zeeman splitting and quark Landau levels. The contribution from the magnetic catalysis in heavy-light mesons is discussed as a change of the light constituent quark mass.
Neutral-meson oscillations with torsion
Poplawski, Nikodem J
2011-01-01
We propose a simple mechanism that may explain the observed particle-antiparticle asymmetry in the Universe. In the Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble theory of gravity, the intrinsic spin of matter generates spacetime torsion. Classical Dirac fields in the presence of torsion obey the nonlinear Hehl-Datta equation which is asymmetric under a charge-conjugation transformation. Accordingly, at extremely high densities that existed in the very early Universe, fermions have higher effective masses than antifermions. As a result, a meson composed of a light quark and a heavy antiquark has a lower effective mass than its antiparticle. Neutral-meson oscillations in thermal equilibrium therefore favor the production of light quarks and heavy antiquarks, which may be related to baryogenesis.
The lightest hybrid meson supermultiplet in QCD
Dudek, Jozef J
2011-10-01
We interpret the spectrum of meson states recently obtained in non-perturbative lattice QCD calculations in terms of constituent quark-antiquark bound states and states, called 'hybrids', in which the q{bar q} pair is supplemented by an excitation of the gluonic field. We identify a lightest supermultiplet of hybrid mesons with J{sup PC} = (0,1,2){sup {-+}}, 1{sup -} built from a gluonic excitation of chromomagnetic character coupled to q{bar q} in an S-wave. The next lightest hybrids are suggested to be quark orbital excitations with the same gluonic excitation, while the next distinct gluonic excitation is significantly heavier. Existing models of gluonic excitations are compared to these findings and possible phenomenological consequences explored.
Exclusive electroproduction of $\\phi$ mesons at HERA
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2005-01-01
Exclusive electroproduction of $\\phi$ mesons has been studied in $e^\\pm p$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=318 \\gev$ with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 65.1 pb$^{-1}$. The $\\gamma^*p$ cross section is presented in the kinematic range $2mesons. The ratios $R$ of the cross sections for longitudinally and transversely polarized virtual photons are presented as functions of $Q^2$ and $W$. The data are also compared to predictions from theoretical models.
Nonequilibrium meson production in strong fields
Juchnowski, L; Fischer, T; Smolyansky, S A
2015-01-01
We develop a kinetic equation approach to nonequilibrium pion and sigma meson production in a time-dependent, chiral symmetry breaking field (inertial mechanism). We investigate the question to what extent the low-momentum pion enhancement observed in heavy-ion collisions at CERN - LHC can be addressed within this formalism. In a first step, we consider the inertial mechanism for nonequilibrium production of $\\sigma-$mesons and their simultaneous decay into pion pairs for two cases of $\\sigma$ mass evolution. The resulting pion distribution shows a strong low-momentum enhancement which can be approximated by a thermal Bose distribution with a chemical potential that appears as a trace of the nonequilibrium process of its production.
Glueballs and vector mesons at NICA
Parganlija, Denis
2016-01-01
Two interconnected fields of interest are suggested for NICA. Firstly, existence of glueballs is predicted by the theory of strong interaction but -- even after decades of research -- glueball identification in the physical spectrum is still unclear. NICA can help to ascertain experimental glueball candidates via J/Psi decays whose yield is expected to be large. Importance of glueballs is not limited to vacuum: since they couple to other meson states, glueballs can also be expected to influence signatures of chiral-symmetry restoration in the high-energy phase of strong dynamics. Mass shifting or in-medium broadening of vector and axial-vector mesons may occur there but the extent of such phenomena is still uncertain. Additionally, glueball properties could also be modified in medium. Exploration of these issues is the second suggested field of interest that can be pursued at NICA.
LHCb: LHCb results on $B$ meson mixing
Eitschberger, U
2013-01-01
On the poster three LHCb results on B meson mixing using a datasample of 1 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s} =$ 7 TeV are presented. The B meson oscillation frequencies are measured as $\\Delta m_d = 0.5156 \\pm 0.0051 (\\text{stat}) \\pm 0.0033 (\\text{syst}) \\text{ps}^{-1}$ and $\\Delta m_s = 17.768 \\pm 0.023 (\\text{stat}) \\pm 0.006 (\\text{syst}) \\text{ps}^{-1}$. The CP violation observables in the decay channel $B^0 \\rightarrow J/\\psi K^0_S$ are determined as $S_{J/\\psi K^0_S} = 0.73 \\pm 0.07 (\\text{stat})\\pm 0.04 (\\text{syst})$ and $C_{J/\\psi K^0_S} = 0.03 \\pm 0.09 (\\text{stat})\\pm 0.01 (\\text{syst})$.
Leading logarithms for mesons and nucleons
Bijnens, Johan; Kampf, Karol; Vladimirov, Alexey
2015-01-01
This talk describes the work done in calculating leading logarithms in massive effective field theories. We discuss shortly leading logarithms in renormalizable theories and how they can be calculated using only one-loop calculations in effective field theories. The remainder of the talk discusses masses, decay constants, condensates and anomalous processes in mesonic effective field theories like Chiral Perturbation Theory and the expansion of the nucleon mass.
In expectation of imminent results from the new hyperon beam experiment at CERN concerning the exotic U-meson at 3.1 GeV, we propose a detailed program of experimental tests to check the suggestion that U is a qqq-barq-bar ''M-diquonium'' state. Apart from some very characteristic decay modes, the U is expected to occur together with several analogous states with various quantum numbers to which it is intimately related. (author)
LAMPF: the meson factory. A LASL monograph
Allred, J.C.
1977-08-01
A general and simplified introduction to the entire concept of LAMPF is given in terms of its experimental capabilities. Parts of the current experimental program are used as illustrative examples. Topics discussed include: (1) the evolution of the meson factory; (2) accelerator construction; (3) strong focusing; (4) accelerator innovations at LAMPF; (5) photons and pions; (6) muons as nuclear probes; (7) nuclear chemistry; (8) radiobiology and medical applications; (9) radioisotope production; (10) materials testing; and (11) LAMPF management and users group. (PMA)
Radiative widths of K and rho mesons
The dissociation of K and π mesons in the nuclear Coulomb field has been studied. Results are: GAMMA(rho→πγ) = 67 +- 7 KeV., GAMMA(K*(890)→Kπ) = 60 +- 15 KeV; and the observation of Coulomb excitation of the following states: K*(1420,1700),A2,A1,B. The measured widths are in rough agreement with a simple quark model
Non-conventional mesons at PANDA
Giacosa, Francesco
2015-04-01
Non-conventional mesons, such as glueballs and tetraquarks, will be in the focus of the PANDA experiment at the FAIR facility. In this lecture we recall the basic properties of QCD and describe some features of unconventional states. We focus on the search of the not-yet discovered glueballs and the use of the extended Linear Sigma Model for this purpose, and on the already discovered but not-yet understood X, Y, Z states.
B meson physics and related new physics
We have surveyed the some models focusing on the mixings, the CP violation and the rare decay in the B meson system. The ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing gives us some constraints as to parameters of these models. Especially, we have investigated the composite scale in detail using the ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing and obtained some interesting results. (author)
Understanding the baryon and meson spectra
Pennington, Michael R. [JLAB
2013-10-01
A brief overview is given of what we know of the baryon and meson spectra, with a focus on what are the key internal degrees of freedom and how these relate to strong coupling QCD. The challenges, experimental, theoretical and phenomenological, for the future are outlined, with particular reference to a program at Jefferson Lab to extract hadronic states in which glue unambiguously contributes to their quantum numbers.
Bubble chamber: D meson production and decay
1978-01-01
This event shows real particle tracks from the Big European Bubble Chamber (BEBC), which was used to observe neutrino and hadron beams between 1973 and 1984 from the PS and SPS accelerators. In this event a neutrino interacts with a proton producing an excited D meson. A labeled diagram is seen on the right as the particles spiral in the magnetic field of the detector.
Euclidean fields: vector mesons and photons
Free transverse vector fields of mass >= 0 are studied. The model is related to the usual free vector meson and electromagnetic quantum field theories by extension of the field operators from transverse to arbitrary test functions. The one-particle states in transverse gauge and their localization are described. Reflexion positivity is proved and derived are free Feynman-Kac-Nelson formulas. An Euclidean approach to a photon field in a spherical world using dilatation covariance and inversions is given
Vector meson contributions in ε'/ε
The CP-violating parameter -bar '/-bar is computed using the low-energy dynamics of the chiral theory supplemented by vector resonances. The divergent contributions coming from strong π-π scattering are tamed by vector-meson exchange terms. This amounts to softening the fast growing high-energy behaviour of π-π scattering. The final result for ε'/ε shows a smooth dependence on the cut-off where low energy dynamics is matched with that of QCD
Non-perturbative effects in heavy mesons
The existence of a non-trivial vacuum has influences on bound states. We calculate its effects on heavy pseudoscalar mesons parameterizing the non-perturbative properties by gluon condensates and using a non-relativistic approximation. We derive and effective Hamiltonian taking into account the interaction with the gluonic vacuum. The background gauge formalism used preserves gauge invariance. Non-perturbative effects are shown to be more important in higher excited states. (author)
Vector meson production from a polarized nucleon
We provide a framework to analyze the electroproduction process ep→epρ with a polarized target, writing the angular distribution of the ρ decay products in terms of spin density matrix elements that parameterize the hadronic subprocess γ*p → ρp. Using the helicity basis for both photon and meson, we find a representation in which the expressions for a polarized and unpolarized target are related by simple substitution rules. (orig.)
Holographic Picture of Heavy Vector Meson Melting
Braga, Nelson R F; Diles, Saulo
2016-01-01
The fraction of heavy vector mesons produced in a heavy ion collision, as compared to a proton proton collision, serves as an important indication of the formation of a thermal medium, the quark gluon plasma. This sort of analysis strongly depends on understanding the thermal effects of a medium like the plasma on the states of heavy mesons. In particular, it is crucial to know the temperature ranges where they undergo a thermal dissociation, or melting. AdS/QCD models are know to provide an important tool for the calculation of hadronic masses, but in general are not consistent with the observation that decay constants of heavy vector mesons decrease with excitation level. It has recently been shown that this problem can be overcome using a soft wall background and introducing an extra energy parameter, through the calculation of correlation functions at a finite position of anti-de Sitter space. This approach leads to the evaluation of masses and decay constants of S wave quarkonium states with just one fla...
Leptonic Decays of Charged Pseudoscalar Mesons - 2015
Rosner, Jonathan L; Van de Water, Ruth S
2015-01-01
We review the physics of purely leptonic decays of $\\pi^\\pm$, $K^\\pm$, $D^{\\pm}$, $D_s^\\pm$, and $B^\\pm$ pseudoscalar mesons. The measured decay rates are related to the product of the relevant weak-interaction-based CKM matrix element of the constituent quarks and a strong interaction parameter related to the overlap of the quark and antiquark wave-functions in the meson, called the decay constant $f_P$. The leptonic decay constants for $\\pi^\\pm$, $K^\\pm$, $D^{\\pm}$, $D_s^\\pm$, and $B^\\pm$ mesons can be obtained with controlled theoretical uncertainties and high precision from {\\it ab initio} lattice-QCD simulations. The combination of experimental leptonic decay-rate measurements and theoretical decay-constant calculations enables the determination of several elements of the CKM matrix within the standard model. These determinations are competitive with those obtained from semileptonic decays, and also complementary because they are sensitive to different quark flavor-changing currents. They can also be use...
Κ-meson decays and parity violation
Between 1948 and 1954 many Κ-meson decay modes were observed, including the tau, pion and xi positives, in emulsion experiments all with masses around 500 MeV. An attempt was made to rationalize the various names for the new particles being discovered. A period of experimental consolidation followed. An attempt was then made to determine the spin parity of the three-pion system from tau plus decay using matrix calculations. New stripped emulsion techniques now permitted a secondary-particle track to be followed to its endpoint. Stacked emulsions were flown in balloons to study Κ mesons and hyperons using cosmic radiation. Later similar work used the new particle accelerators, the Cosmotron and the Bevatron as sources. The author showed that the tau plus and theta plus were competing decay modes of the same Κ+ meson, but this meant that parity conservation was violated. Later theoreticians T D Lee and C N Yang provided evidence for this surprising idea from their work on semileptonic weak interactions. (UK)
Exclusive hadronic decays of B mesons
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, we have measured B decays into exclusive final states containing a D or D* meson plus several pions, or containing a J/ψ or ψ' meson plus a strange particle. Some of these channels have not been seen before, while others represent updated measurements of previous results. The branching ratios are compared with the predictions of the model of Bauer, Stech and Wirbel. Using the cleanest decay channels, the mass of the charged and neutral B meson are found to be msub(B-)=(5280.5±1.0±2.0) MeV/c2 and msub(B0)=(5279.6±0.7±2.0) MeV/c2 respectively, yielding a mass difference msub(B0)-msub(B-)=(-0.9±1.2±0.5) MeV/c2. (orig.)
Meson F1 spin and parity measurement
Data of several series of antiproton-proton annihilation events produced at 1,1 to 2,04 GeV/c are analyzed. The meson resonances three-body disintegration (KantiKπ) and particularly the F1 meson of which quantum numbers spin and parity were not quite determinated, were studied. In the antiproton-proton reaction, it was possible to put into evidence the F1 meson existence. To test the spin, in this experiment were used the following processes: the 'angular correlation' test using the production of F1 associated with the omega as well as the desintegrations in series F1→K*K, K*→Kπ; the 'positivity' test which are directly bound to the positivity conditions of the F1 polarization density operator and use only F1→K*K desintegration. The coherence in the measures obtained in several independent tests allowed to conclude with a good experimental evidence that the spin-parity hypothesis Jsub(F1)sup(P)=2- is the most probable
Central exclusive meson pair production in the perturbative regime
Harland-Lang, L A; Ryskin, M G; Stirling, W J
2011-01-01
We present a study of the central exclusive production (CEP) of meson pairs, MMbar, at sufficiently high invariant mass that a perturbative QCD formalism is applicable. Within this framework, MMbar production proceeds via the gg --> MMbar hard scattering sub-process, which can be calculated within the hard exclusive formalism. We present explicit calculations for the gg --> MMbar helicity amplitudes for different meson states and, using these, show results for meson pair CEP in the perturbative regime.
Hadronic D and D_s Meson Decays
Ryd, Anders
2009-01-01
We provide a comprehensive review of hadronic decays of D and D_s mesons. We discuss current theoretical and experimental challenges and successes in understanding of hadronic transitions of those mesons. A brief overview of the theoretical and experimental tools are given before discussing the absolute branching fractions for D and D_s mesons. Cabibbo suppressed and rare hadronic decays are discussed and compared with theory before discussing our understanding of hadronic multibody decays.
Decays of mesons with charm quarks on the lattice
We investigate mesons containing charm quarks on fine lattices with a-1 ∝ 5 GeV. The quenched approximation is employed using theWilson gauge action at β = 6.6 and nonperturbatively O(a) improvedWilson quarks. We present results for decay constants using various interpolating fields and give preliminary results for form factors of semileptonic decays of Ds mesons to light pseudoscalar mesons. (orig.)