Compact Exotic Tetraquark Mesons in Large- N<sub>c</sub> QCD

Wolfgang Lucha, Dmitri Melikhov, Hagop Sazdjian

We embark on systematic explorations of the behaviour of tetraquark mesons, i.e., colour-singlet bound states of two quarks and two antiquarks, in the (idealized) limit of a large number of colour degrees of freedom, Nc,; of quantum chromodynamics, QCD. Considering the scattering of two ordinary mesons into two ordinary mesons, we start off with formulating a set of selection criteria that should enable us to unambiguously single out precisely those contributions to all encountered scattering amplitudes that potentially will develop tetraquark poles. Assuming that tetraquark mesons do exist and, if so, emerge in the contributions compatible with our criteria at largest admissible order of Nc; we deduce, for the categories of tetraquarks that exhibit either four or only two different open quark flavours, that the decay rates of these tetraquark types are, at least, of order 1/N2 c and that internal consistency requires all the members of the first species to exist pairwise, distinguishable by their favoured two-ordinary-meson decay channels.

Particle Physics
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Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Universität Wien, Univ Paris Diderot, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), CNRS - National Institute for Biology (INSB), UDICE-French Research Universities, Universite de Paris, CNRS, Lab Epigenet & Destin Cellulaire, UMR7216
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103034 Particle physics
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Physics and Astronomy(all)
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