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Title: Observation of an exotic narrow doubly charmed tetraquark
Abstract Conventional, hadronic matter consists of baryons and mesons made of three quarks and a quark–antiquark pair, respectively 1,2 . Here, we report the observation of a hadronic state containing four quarks in the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment. This so-called tetraquark contains two charm quarks, a $$\overline{{{{{u}}}}}$$ u ¯ and a $$\overline{{{{{d}}}}}$$ d ¯ quark. This exotic state has a mass of approximately 3,875 MeV and manifests as a narrow peak in the mass spectrum of D 0 D 0 π + mesons just below the D *+ D 0 mass threshold. The near-threshold mass together with the narrow width reveals the resonance nature of the state.
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Award ID(s):
1803004
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10343940
Journal Name:
Nature Physics
Volume:
18
Issue:
7
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
751 to 754
ISSN:
1745-2473
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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