Determination of the structure of the X(3872) in p-A collisions

A. B. Larionov, M. Strikman, M. Bleicher

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Currently, the structure of the X(3872) meson is unknown. Different competing models of the cc- exotic state X(3872) exist, including the possibilities that this state is either a mesonic molecule with dominating D0D-*0+c.c. composition, a cc-qq- tetraquark, or a cc--gluon hybrid state. It is expected that the X(3872) state is rather strongly coupled to the p-p channel and, therefore, can be produced in p-p and p-A collisions at PANDA. We propose to test the hypothetical molecular structure of X(3872) by studying the D or D-* stripping reactions on a nuclear residue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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