Tetraquarks in the 1/N expansion and meson-meson resonances

  • L. Maiani
  • A. D. PolosaEmail author
  • V. Riquer
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Diquarks are found to have the right degrees of freedom to describe the tetraquark poles in hidden-charm to open-charm meson-meson amplitudes. Compact tetraquarks result as intermediate states in non-planar diagrams of the 1/N expansion and the corresponding resonances are narrower than what estimated before. The proximity of tetraquarks to meson-thresholds has an apparent role in this analysis and, in the language of meson molecules, an halving rule in the counting of states is obtained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN‘Sapienza’ Università di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.CERN Theory DepartmentGeneva 23Switzerland

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