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Title: Vector and scalar charmonium resonances with lattice QCD

We perform an exploratory lattice QCD simulation of DD¯ scattering, aimed at determining the masses as well as the decay widths of charmonium resonances above open charm threshold. Neglecting coupling to other channels, the resulting phase shift for DD¯ scattering in p-wave yields the well-known vector resonance ψ(3770). For m π = 156 MeV, the extracted resonance mass and the decay width agree with experiment within large statistical uncertainty. The scalar charmonium resonances present a puzzle, since only the ground state Χc0(1P) is well understood, while there is no commonly accepted candidate for its first excitation. We simulate DD¯ scattering in s-wave in order to shed light on this puzzle. The resulting phase shift supports the existence of a yet-unobserved narrow resonance with a mass slightly below 4 GeV. A scenario with this narrow resonance and a pole at Χc0(1P) agrees with the energy-dependence of our phase shift. In addition, further lattice QCD simulations and experimental efforts are needed to resolve the puzzle of the excited scalar charmonia.
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  1. Univ. of Graz, Graz (Austria)
  2. Jozef Stefan Inst. (IJS), Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  3. Univ. of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  4. Jozef Stefan Inst. (IJS), Ljubljana (Slovenia); Univ. of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-15-2022; DOE/OR/23177-3322; arXiv:1503.05363; FERMILAB-PUB-15-084-T
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; PII: 2091; TRN: US1500751
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CG11359; AC05-06OR23177; AC02-07CH11359; AC02-76CHO03000
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; decay width; charmonium; scattering; lattice QCD; heavy quark physics
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1223213