7-11 October 2019
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe/Madrid timezone

X(3872) in relativistic heavy ion collisions

7 Oct 2019, 14:20
35m
Aula M2 (Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Aula M2

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Plaza de Ciencias, 1 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, Spain

Speaker

Prof. Volodymyr Magas (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)

Description

Right since its discovery in 2003 by the Belle collaboration, establishing the nature of the $X(3872)$ meson has been one of the main priorities in the field of quarkonium physics. Not qualifying as a conventional $c\bar{c}$ state, the multiquark structure of this exotic meson has received very different interpretations, ranging from a compact tetraquark configuration to an extended $D\bar D^*$ molecule.

In this work we explore the effect that a hot pion bath may have in the properties of the $X(3872)$, assuming this state to be a $D\bar D^*$ molecule. We derive the finite temperature effects on the $X(3872)$ from a coupled channels unitarized amplitude, obtained including the properties of the charmed mesons under such conditions.

We find that the $X(3872)$ develops a substantial width, of the order of a few tens of MeV, in hot pionic environments at temperatures 100-150 MeV, and its nominal mass moves above the $D D^*$ threshold. The fact that the $X(3872)$ in a hot pion gas may no longer be a narrow resonance needs to be considered in the estimation of production yields in relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Primary authors

Prof. Volodymyr Magas (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain) Dr. Martin Cleven (University of Barcelona, Spain) Prof. Angels Ramos (University of Barcelona, Spain)

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