Λc(2940)+: a possible molecular state?
A new baryonic state Λc(2940)+ has recently been discovered by the Babar collaboration in the D0p channel. Later Belle collaboration also observed this state in the Σc(2455)0,++π±→Λc+π+π- channel. The mass of Λc(2940)+ is just a few MeV below the sum of D*0 and p masses suggesting a possibility that this state may be a D*0p molecular state. In this paper we study whether such a molecular state can be consistent with data. We find that the molecular structure can explain data and that if Λc(2940)+ is a D*0p molecular state it is likely a 1/2- state. Several other decays modes are also suggested to further test the molecular structure of Λc+(2940).
KeywordsForm Factor Heavy Quark Decay Mode Molecular State Decay Amplitude
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