Charmed tetraquarks Tcc and Tcs from dynamical lattice QCD simulations

Yoichi Ikeda, Bruno Charron, Sinya Aoki, Takumi Doi, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Takashi Inoue, Noriyoshi Ishii, Keiko Murano, Hidekatsu Nemura, Kenji Sasaki

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Charmed tetraquarks Tcc=(ccu-d-) and Tcs=(csu-d-) are studied through the S-wave meson-meson interactions, D-D, K--D, D-D* and K--D*, on the basis of the (2+1)-flavor lattice QCD simulations with the pion mass mπ≃410, 570 and 700 MeV. For the charm quark, the relativistic heavy quark action is employed to treat its dynamics on the lattice. Using the HAL QCD method, we extract the S-wave potentials in lattice QCD simulations, from which the meson-meson scattering phase shifts are calculated. The phase shifts in the isospin triplet (I=1) channels indicate repulsive interactions, while those in the I=0 channels suggest attraction, growing as mπ decreases. This is particularly prominent in the Tcc(JP=1+, I=0) channel, though neither bound state nor resonance are found in the range mπ=410-700 MeV. We make a qualitative comparison of our results with the phenomenological diquark picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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