On the existence of exotic and non-exotic multiquark meson states

J. Vijande*, E. Weissman, A. Valcarce, N. Barnea

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To obtain an exact solution of a four-body system containing two quarks and two antiquarks interacting through two-body terms is a cumbersome task that has been tackled with more or less success during the last decades. We present an exact method for the study of four-quark systems based on the hyperspherical harmonics formalism that allows us to solve it without resorting to further approximations, like for instance the existence of diquark components. We apply it to systems containing two heavy and two light quarks using different quark-quark potentials. While QQn̄n̄ states may be stable in nature, the stability of QQ̄nn̄ states would imply the existence of quark correlations not taken into account by simple quark dynamical models.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalFew-Body Systems
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2008


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