Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Is X(3872) really a molecular state?
Institute of High Energy Physics, P.O. Box 918-4, Beijing, 100049, P.R. China
2 Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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Revised: 13 May 2008
Published online: 7 June 2008
After taking into account both the pion and sigma meson exchange potential, we have performed a dynamical calculation of the D0D̄*0 system. The σ meson exchange potential is repulsive from heavy quark symmetry and numerically important for a loosely bound system. Our analysis disfavors the interpretation of X(3872) as a loosely bound molecular state if we use the experimental D*Dπ coupling constant g=0.59 and a reasonable cutoff around 1 GeV, which is the typical hadronic scale. Bound state solutions with negative eigenvalues for the DD̄* system exist only with either a very large coupling constant (twice the experimental value) or a large cutoff (Λ ∼ 6 GeV or β ∼ 6 GeV2). In contrast, there probably exists a loosely bound S-wave BB̄* molecular state. Once produced, such a molecular state would be rather stable, since its dominant decay mode is the radiative decay through B*→Bγ. Experimental search of these states will be very interesting.
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