Strong decay of P-c (4380) pentaquark in a molecular picture

Azizi K., Sarac Y., Sundu H.

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.782, pp.694-701, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 782
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.06.022
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-701
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


There are different assumptions on the substructure of the pentaquarks P-c(4380) and P-c(4450), newly founded in J/psi N invariant mass by the LHCb Collaboration, giving consistent mass results with the experimental observations. The experimental data and recent theoretical studies on their mass suggest interpretation of these states as spin-3/2 negative-parity and spin-5/2 positive-parity pentaquarks, respectively. There may exist opposite-parity states corresponding to these particles, as well. Despite a lot of studies, however, the nature and internal organization of these pentaquarks in terms of quarks and gluons are not clear. To this end we need more theoretical investigations on other physical properties of these states. In this accordance, we study a strong and dominant decay of the P-c(4380) to J/psi and N in the framework of three point QCD sum rule method. An interpolating current in a molecular form is applied to calculate six strong coupling form factors defining the transitions of the positive and negative parity spin-3/2 pentaquark states. The values of the coupling constants are used in the calculation of the decay widths of these transitions. The obtained results are compared with the existing experimental data. (C) 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.