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Valencia University & Valencia University, IFIC

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Using the Fixed Center Approximation to Faddeev equations we have investigated the $DKK$ and $DK\bar{K}$ three-body systems, considering that the $DK$ dynamically generates, through its $I=0$ component, the $D^*_{s0}(2317)$ molecule. According to our findings, for $DK\bar{K}$ interaction we have found an evidence of a state $I(J^P)=1/2(0^-)$ just above the $D^*_{s0}(2317)\bar{K}$ threshold and around the $Df_0(980)$ thresholds, with mass about $2833 - 2858$ MeV, made mostly of $Df_0(980)$. On the other hand, no evidence related to a state from the $DKK$ interaction is found. Read More

We study the appearance of structures in the decay of the $B^-$ into $K^- \pi^- D_{s0}^+(2317)$ and $K^- \pi^- D_{s1}^+(2460)$ final states by forming invariant mass distributions of $\pi^- D_{s0}$ and $\pi^- D_{s1}$ pairs, respectively. The structure in the distribution is associated to the kinematical triangle singularity that appears when the $B^- \to K^- K^{*\,0} D^0$ ($B^- \to K^- K^{*\,0} D^{*\,0}$) decay process is followed by the decay of the $K^{*\,0}$ into $\pi^- K^+$ and the subsequent rescattering of the $K^+ D^0$ ($K^+ D^{*\,0}$) pair forming the $D_{s0}^+(2317)$ ($D_{s1}^+(2460)$) resonance. We find this type of non-resonant peaks at 2850 MeV in the invariant mass of $\pi^- D_{s0}$ pairs from $B^- \to K^- \pi^- D_{s0}^+(2317)$ decays and around 3000 MeV in the invariant mass of $\pi^- D_{s1}$ pairs from $B^- \to K^- \pi^- D_{s1}^+(2460)$ decays. Read More

We evaluate the s-wave interaction of pseudoscalar and vector mesons with both charm and beauty to investigate the possible existence of molecular $BD$, $B^*D$, $BD^*$, $B^*D^*$, $B\bar D$, $B^*\bar D$, $B\bar D^*$ or $B^* \bar D^*$ meson states. The scattering amplitude is obtained implementing unitarity starting from a tree level potential accounting for the dominant vector meson exchange. The diagrams are evaluated using suitable extensions to the heavy flavor sector of the hidden gauge symmetry Lagrangians involving vector and pseudoscalar mesons, respecting heavy quark spin symmetry. Read More

We have studied the $N^*(1875) (3/2^-)$ resonance with a multichannel unitary scheme, considering the $\Delta \pi$ and $\Sigma^* K$, with their interaction extracted from chiral Lagrangians, and then have added two more channels, the $N^*(1535) \pi$ and $N \sigma$, which proceed via triangle diagrams involving the $\Sigma^* K$ and $\Delta \pi$ respectively in the intermediate states. The triangle diagram in the $N^*(1535) \pi$ case develops a singularity at the same energy as the resonance mass. We determine the couplings of the resonance to the different channels and the partial decay widths. Read More

We have studied the $\gamma p \to p \pi^0 \eta$ reaction paying attention to the two main mechanisms at low energies, the $\gamma p \to \Delta(1700) \to \eta \Delta(1232)$ and the $\gamma p \to \Delta(1700) \to \pi N(1535)$. Both of them are driven by the photoexcitation of the $\Delta(1700)$ and the second one involves a mechanism that leads to a triangle singularity. We are able to evaluate quantitatively the cross section for this process and show that it agrees with the experimental determination. Read More

We show the important role played by the $\pi\Delta(1232)$ channel in the build up of the $N(1700)(3/2^-)$ resonance due to the non-trivial enhancement produced by a singularity of a triangular loop. The $N(1700)$ is one of the dynamically generated resonances produced by the coupled channel vector-baryon interaction. The $\pi\Delta$ channel was neglected in previous works but we show that it has to be incorporated into the coupled channel formalism due to an enhancement produced by a singularity in the triangular loop with $\rho$, nucleon and $\pi$ as internal loop lines and $\pi$ and $\Delta$ as external ones. Read More

We have performed the calculations for the nonleptonic $\Xi_b^- \rightarrow \pi^- \ \Xi_c^0 (2790) \left(J=\frac{1}{2}\right)$ and $\Xi_b^- \rightarrow \pi^- \ \Xi_c^0 (2815) \left(J=\frac{3}{2}\right)$ and the same reactions replacing the $\pi^-$ by a $D_s^-$. At the same time we evaluate the semileptonic rates for $\Xi_b^- \rightarrow \bar{\nu}_l l \ \Xi_c^0 (2790)$ and $\Xi_b^- \rightarrow \bar{\nu}_l l \ \Xi_c^0 (2815)$. We look at the reactions from the perspective that the $\Xi_c^0 (2790)$ and $\Xi_c^0 (2815)$ resonances are dynamically generated from the pseudoscalar-baryon and vector-baryon interactions. Read More

We go in detail around a recent work, where improvements to make the $\rho\rho$ scattering relativistically covariant are made. The paper has a remarkable conclusion that the $J=2$ state disappears with a potential which is much more attractive than for $J=0$, where a bound state is found. We trace this abnormal conclusion to the fact that an "on shell" factorization of the potential is done in a region where this potential is singular and develops a large discontinuous and unphysical imaginary part. Read More

We evaluate the partial decay widths for the semileptonic $\Lambda_b \to \bar \nu_l l \Lambda_c(2595)$ and $\Lambda_b \to \bar \nu_l l \Lambda_c(2625)$ decays from the perspective that these two $\Lambda^*_c$ resonances are dynamically generated from the $DN$ and $D^*N$ interaction with coupled channels. We find that the ratio of the rates obtained for these two reactions is compatible with present experimental data and is very sensitive to the $D^* N$ coupling, which becomes essential to obtain agreement with experiment. Together with the results obtained for the $\Lambda_b \to \pi^- \Lambda^*_c$ reactions, it gives strong support to the molecular picture of the two $\Lambda^*_c$ resonances and the important role of the $D^*N$ component neglected in prior studies of the $\Lambda_c(2595)$ from the molecular perspective. Read More

We theoretically investigate the origin of the peak structure around the $K^{-} p p$ threshold observed in the in-flight ${}^{3}\text{He} ( K^{-} , \, \Lambda p ) n$ reaction in the recent E15 experiment at J-PARC. For this purpose, we consider two scenarios to produce the peak. One is that the $\Lambda (1405)$ is generated but it does not correlate with $p$, and the uncorrelated $\Lambda (1405) p$ system subsequently decays into $\Lambda p$. Read More

We have studied the production and decay of the $f_1(1285)$ into $\pi a_0(980)$ and $K^* \bar K$ as a function of the mass of the resonance and find a shoulder around 1400 MeV, tied to a triangle singularity, for the $\pi a_0(980)$ mode, and a peak around 1420 MeV with about 60 MeV width for the $K^* \bar K$ mode. Both these features agree with the experimental information on which the $f_1(1420)$ resonance is based. In addition, we find that if the $f_1(1420)$ is a genuine resonance, coupling mostly to $K^* \bar K$ as seen experimentally, one finds unavoidably about a 20\% fraction for $\pi a_0(980)$ decay of this resonance, in drastic contradiction with all experiments. Read More

We perform calculations showing that a source producing $K^* \bar{K}^*$ in $J = 2$ and $L=0$ gives rise to a triangle singularity at $1810$ MeV with a width of about $200$ MeV from the mechanism $K^* \to \pi K$ and then $K\bar{K}^*$ merging into the $a_1(1260)$ resonance. We suggest that this is the origin of the present $f_2(1810)$ resonance and propose to look at the $\pi a_1(1260)$ mode in several reactions to clarify the issue. Read More

From the perspective that the $\Lambda_c(2595)$ and $\Lambda_c(2625)$ are dynamically generated resonances from the $DN,~D^*N$ interaction and coupled channels, we have evaluated the rates for $\Lambda_b \to \pi^- \Lambda_c(2595)$ and $\Lambda_b \to \pi^- \Lambda_c(2625)$ up to a global unknown factor that allows us to calculate the ratio of rates and compare with experiment, where good agreement is found. Similarly, we can also make predictions for the ratio of rates of the, yet unknown, decays of $\Lambda_b \to D_s^- \Lambda_c(2595)$ and $\Lambda_b \to D_s^- \Lambda_c(2625)$ and make estimates for their individual branching fractions. Read More

We show the effects of a triangle singularity mechanism for the $\gamma p \to K^+\Lambda(1405)$ reaction. The mechanism has a $N^*$ resonance around 2030 MeV, which decays into $K^* \Sigma$. The $K^*$ decays to $K^+ \pi$, and the $\pi \Sigma$ merge to form the $\Lambda(1405)$. Read More

We perform calculations for the $\eta_c \to \eta \pi^+ \pi^-$ decay using elements of SU(3) symmetry to see the weight of different trios of pseudoscalars produced in this decay, prior to the final state interaction of the mesons. After that, the interaction of pairs of mesons, leading finally to $\eta \pi^+ \pi^-$, is done using the chiral unitary approach. We evaluate the $\pi^+ \pi^-$ and $\pi \eta$ mass distributions and find large and clear signals for $f_0(500)$, $f_0(980)$ and $a_0(980)$ excitation. Read More

We have analyzed the singularities of a triangle loop integral in detail and derived a formula for an easy evaluation of the triangle singularity on the physical boundary. It is applied to the $\Lambda_b \rightarrow J/\psi K^{-} p$ process via $\Lambda^*$-charmonium-proton intermediate states. Although the evaluation of absolute rates is not possible, we identify the $\chi_{c1}$ and the $\psi(2S)$ as the relatively most relevant states among all possible charmonia up to the $\psi(2S)$. Read More

We study the $\chi_{c1} \to \eta \pi^+ \pi^-$ decay, paying attention to the production of $f_0(500)$, $f_0(980)$ and $a_0(980)$ from the final state interaction of pairs of mesons that can lead to these three mesons in the final state, which is implemented using the chiral unitary approach. Very clean and strong signals are obtained for the $a_0(980)$ excitation in the $\eta \pi$ invariant mass distribution and for the $f_0(500)$ in the $\pi^+ \pi^-$ mass distribution. A smaller, but also clear signal for the $f_0(980)$ excitation is obtained. Read More

We analyze the data on cross sections and asymmetries for the $pd (dp) \to \eta ^3{\rm He}$ reaction close to threshold and look for bound states of the $\eta ^3 {\rm He}$ system. Rather than parameterizing the scattering matrix, as is usually done, we develop a framework in which the $\eta ^3 {\rm He}$ optical potential is the key ingredient, and its strength, together with some production parameters, are fitted to the available experimental data. The relationship of the scattering matrix to the optical potential is established using the Bethe-Salpeter equation and the $\eta ^3 {\rm He}$ loop function incorporates the range of the interaction given by the empirical $^3 {\rm He}$ density. Read More

Nonleptonic weak decays of Xi_c into pi^+ and a meson (M)-baryon (B) final state, MB, are analyzed from the viewpoint of probing S=-2 baryon resonances, i.e. Xi(1620) and Xi(1690), of which spin-parity and other properties are not well known. Read More


A theoretical investigation is done to clarify the origin of the peak structure observed near the $K^{-} p p$ threshold in the in-flight ${}^{3}\text{He} ( K^{-}, \, \Lambda p ) n$ reaction of the J-PARC E15 experiment, which could be a signal of the lightest kaonic nuclei, that is, the $\bar{K} N N (I=1/2)$ state. For the investigation, we evaluate the $\Lambda p$ invariant mass spectrum assuming two possible scenarios to interpret the experimental peak. One assumes that the $\Lambda (1405)$ resonance is generated after the emission of an energetic neutron from the absorption of the initial $K^-$, not forming a bound state with the remaining proton. Read More

We study the decay mode of the $a_1(1260)$ into a $\pi^+$ in p-wave and the $f_0(980)$ that decays into $\pi^+ \pi^-$ in s-wave. The mechanisms proceeds via a triangular mechanism where the $a_1(1260)$ decays into $K^* \bar K$, the $K^*$ decays to an external $\pi^+$ and an internal $K$ that fuses with the $\bar K$ to produce the $f_0(980)$ resonance. The mechanism develops a singularity at a mass of the $a_1(1260)$ around 1420 MeV, producing a peak in the cross section of the $\pi p$ reaction, used to generate the mesonic final state, which provides a natural explanation of all the features observed in the COMPASS experiment, where a peak observed at this energy is tentatively associated to a new resonance called $a_1(1420)$. Read More

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This document contains a summary of the LHCb workshop on multi-body decays of D and B mesons, held at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, in July 2015. The workshop was focused on issues related to amplitude analysis of three- and four-body hadronic decays. In addition to selected LHCb results, contributions from guest theorists are included. Read More

We develop a method to measure the amount of compositeness of a resonance, mostly made as a bound state of two hadrons, by simultaneously measuring the rate of production of the resonance and the mass distribution of the two hadrons close to threshold. By using different methods of analysis we conclude that the method allows one to extract the value of 1-Z with about $0.1$ of uncertainty. Read More

The KL2016 Workshop is following the Letter of Intent LoI12-15-001 "Physics Opportunities with Secondary KL beam at JLab" submitted to PAC43 with the main focus on the physics of excited hyperons produced by the Kaon beam on unpolarized and polarized targets with GlueX setup in Hall D. Such studies will broaden a physics program of hadron spectroscopy extending it to the strange sector. The Workshop was organized to get a feedback from the community to strengthen physics motivation of the LoI and prepare a full proposal. Read More

We study the experimental $DK$ invariant mass spectra of the reactions $B^+ \to \bar{D}^0 D^0 K^+$, $B^0 \to D^- D^0 K^+$ (measured by the BaBar Collaboration) and $B_s \to \pi^+ \bar{D}^0 K^-$ (measured by the LHCb Collaboration), where an enhancement right above the threshold is seen. We show that this enhancement is due to the presence of $D^\ast_{s0}(2317)$, which is a $DK$ bound state in the $I(J^P) = 0(0^+)$ sector. We employ a unitarized amplitude with an interaction potential fixed by heavy meson chiral perturbation theory. Read More

The D0 Collaboration has recently seen a resonant-like peak in the $B_s\pi$ invariant mass spectrum, claimed to be a new state called $X(5568)$. Using a $B_s\pi$--$B\bar{K}$ coupled channel analysis, implementing unitarity, and with the interaction derived from Heavy Meson Chiral Perturbation Theory, we are able to reproduce the reported spectrum, with a pole that can be associated to the claimed $X(5568)$ state, and with mass and width in agreement with the ones reported in the experimental analysis. However, if the $T$-matrix regularization is performed by means of a momentum cutoff, the value for the latter needed to reproduce the spectrum is $\Lambda = 2. Read More

The properties of the Lambda(1405) resonance are key ingredients for determining the antikaon-nucleon interaction in strangeness nuclear physics, and the novel internal structure of the Lambda(1405) is of great interest in hadron physics, as a prototype case of a baryon that does not fit into the simple three-quark picture. We show that a quantitative description of the antikaon-nucleon interaction with the Lambda(1405) is achieved in the framework of chiral SU(3) dynamics, with the help of recent experimental progress. Further constraints on the Kbar N subthreshold interaction are provided by analyzing pi Sigma spectra in various processes, such as the K-d -> pi Sigma n reaction and the Lambda_c -> pi pi Sigma decay. Read More

In a previous work we presented a theoretical analysis of the $\Lambda_b \to J/\psi K^- p$ reaction from where a recent experiment by the LHCb collaboration at CERN claimed the existence of two hidden charm pentaquarks, $P_c(4380)^+$ and $P_c(4450)^+$. In that work we focused only on the $\Lambda(1405)$ and $P_c(4450)^+$ signals and discussed the possible explanation of this pentaquark state within the picture of a dynamical meson-baryon molecule made up mostly from $\bar D^* \Sigma_c$ and $\bar D^* \Sigma^*_c$ components. In the present work we improve upon the previous one by considering the total $K^- p$ and $J/\psi p$ data including all the relevant resonances contributing to the spectra, and discuss the possible nature of both $P_c(4380)^+$ and $P_c(4450)^+$. Read More

We study the $D_s^+ \rightarrow \pi^+ \, \pi^+ \, \pi^-$ and $D_s^+ \rightarrow \pi^+ \, K^+ \, K^-$ decays adopting a mechanism in which the $D_s^+$ meson decays weakly into a $\pi^+$ and a $q\bar{q}$ component, which hadronizes into two pseudoscalar mesons. The final state interaction between these two pseudoscalar mesons is taken into account by using the Chiral Unitary approach in coupled channels, which gives rise to the $f_0(980)$ resonance. Hence, we obtain the invariant mass distributions of the pairs $\pi^+ \pi^-$ and $K^+ K^-$ after the decay of that resonance and compare our theoretical amplitudes with those available from the experimental data. Read More

In this review we give a perspective of the theoretical work done recently on the interpretation of results from $B$, $D$, $\Lambda_b$, $\Lambda_c$ weak decays into final states that contain interacting hadrons, and how it is possible to obtain additional valuable information that is increasing our understanding of hadron interactions and the nature of many hadronic resonances. The novelty of these processes is that one begins with a clean picture at the quark level which allows one to select the basic mechanisms by means of which the process proceeds. Finally, one has a final state described in terms of quarks. Read More

We study the $\Lambda_{b}\rightarrow J/\psi K^{0}\Lambda$ reaction considering both the $K^{0}\Lambda$ interaction with its coupled channels and the $J/\psi\Lambda$ interaction. The latter is described by taking into account the fact that there are predictions for a hidden-charm state with strangeness that couples to $J/\psi\Lambda$. By using the coupling of the resonance to $J/\psi\Lambda$ from these predictions we show that a neat peak can be observed in the $J/\psi\Lambda$ invariant mass distribution, rather stable under changes of unknown magnitudes. Read More

Radiative $\bar{B}^0(\bar{B}^0_s)\rightarrow J/\psi \gamma$ decays provide an interesting case to test our understanding of (non)perturbative QCD and eventually to probe physics beyond the standard model. Recently, the LHCb Collaboration has reported an upper bound, updating the results of the BABAR Collaboration. Previous theoretical predictions based on QCD factorization or perturbative QCD have shown large variations due to different treatment of nonfactorizable contributions and meson-photon transitions. Read More

The hidden charm pentaquark state $P_c(4450)$ observed recently by the LHCb collaboration may be of molecular nature, as advocated by some unitary approaches that also predict pentaquark partners in the strangeness $S=-1$ sector. In this work we argue that a hidden-charm strange pentaquark could be seen from the decay of the $\Lambda_b$, just as in the case of the non-strange $P_c(4450)$, but looking into the $J/\psi \eta \Lambda$ decay mode and forming the invariant mass spectrum of $J/\psi\Lambda$ pairs. In the model presented here, which assumes a standard weak decay topology and incorporates the hadronization process and final state interaction effects, we find the $J/\psi \eta \Lambda$ final states to be populated with similar strength as the $J/\psi K^- p$ states employed for the observation of the non-strange pentaquark. Read More

We study the $B^0$ decay to $D^0 \bar D^0 K^0$ based on the chiral unitary model that generates the X(3720) resonance, and make predictions for the $D^0 \bar D^0$ invariant mass distribution. From the shape of the distribution, the existence of the resonance below threshold could be induced. We also predict the rate of production of the X(3720) resonance to the $D^0 \bar D^0$ mass distribution with no free parameters. Read More

We study here the $\Lambda_b^0 \to J/\psi p \pi^-$ reaction in analogy to the $\Lambda^0_b \to J/\psi p K^-$ one, and we note that in both decays there is a sharp structure (dip or peak) in the $J/\psi p$ mass distribution around $4450$ MeV, which is associated in the $\Lambda^0_b \to J/\psi p K^-$ experiment to an exotic pentaquark baryonic state, although in $\Lambda_b^0 \to J/\psi p \pi^-$ it shows up with relatively low statistics. We analyze the $\Lambda^0_b \to J/\psi p \pi^-$ interaction along the same lines as the $\Lambda^0_b \to J/\psi p K^-$ one, with the main difference stemming from the reduced Cabibbo strength in the former and the consideration of the $\pi^-p$ final state interaction instead of the $K^-p$ one. We find that with a minimal input, introducing the $\pi^-p$ and $J/\psi p$ interaction in $S$-wave with realistic interactions, and the empirical $P$-wave and $D$-wave contributions, one can accomplish a qualitative description of the $\pi^-p$ and $J/\psi p$ mass distributions. Read More

We perform a calculation of the cross section for nine reactions induced by $\bar K$ scattering on protons. The reactions studied are $K^-p \to \Lambda \pi^+ \pi^-$, $K^-p \to \Sigma^0 \pi^+ \pi^-$, $K^-p \to \Lambda \pi^0 \eta$, $K^-p \to \Sigma^0 \pi^0 \eta$, $K^-p \to \Sigma^+ \pi^- \eta$, $\bar K^0 p \to \Lambda \pi^+ \eta$, $\bar K^0 p \to \Sigma^0 \pi^+ \eta$, $\bar K^0 p \to \Sigma^+ \pi^+ \pi^-$, $\bar K^0 p \to \Sigma^+ \pi^0 \eta$. We find that in the reactions producing $\pi^+ \pi^-$ a clear peak for the $f_0(980)$ resonance is found, while no trace of $f_0(500)$ appears. Read More

In this work we study the $\rho B^*\bar{B}^*$ three-body system solving the Faddeev equations in the fixed center approximation. We assume the $B^*\bar{B}^*$ system forming a cluster, and in terms of the two-body $\rho B^*$ unitarized scattering amplitudes in the local Hidden Gauge approach we find a new $I(J^{PC})=1(3^{--})$ state. The mass of the new state corresponds to a two particle invariant mass of the $\rho B^\ast$ system close to the resonant energy of the $B^\ast_2(5747)$, indicating that the role of this $J=2$ resonance is important in the dynamical generation of the new state. Read More

In this paper we study the relationship between the $D_{s0}^{*}(2317)^+$ resonance and the decay of the $B_c$ meson into $J/\psi DK$. In this process, the $B_c$ meson decays first into $J/\psi$ and the quark pair $c\bar{s}$, and then the quark pair hadronizes into $DK$ or $D_s\eta$ components, which undergo final state interaction. This final state interaction, generating the $D_{s0}^{*}(2317)^+$ resonance, is described by the chiral unitary approach. Read More

In this talk we review results from studies with unconventional many hadron systems containing mesons: systems with two mesons and one baryon, three mesons, some novel systems with two baryons and one meson, and finally systems with many vector mesons, up to six, with their spins aligned forming states of increasing spin. We show that in many cases one has experimental counterparts for the states found, while in some other cases they remain as predictions, which we suggest to be searched in BESIII, Belle, LHCb, FAIR and other facilities. Read More

We study the $\bar B^0_s \to J/\psi K^+ K^-$, $\bar B^0 \to J/\psi K^+ K^-$, $B^- \to J/\psi K^0 K^-$, $\bar B^0 \to J/\psi \pi^0 \eta$ and $B^- \to J/\psi \pi^- \eta$ decays and compare their mass distributions with those obtained for the $\bar B^0_s \to J/\psi \pi^+ \pi^-$ and $\bar B^0 \to J/\psi \pi^+ \pi^-$. The approach followed consist in a factorization of the weak part and the hadronization part into a factor which is common to all the processes. Then what makes the reactions different are some trivial Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements and the weight by which the different pairs of mesons appear in a primary step plus their final state interaction. Read More

We study the semileptonic decay of $\Lambda_c$ to $\nu l^+$ and $\Lambda(1405)$, where the $\Lambda(1405)$ is seen in the invariant mass distribution of $\pi \Sigma$. We perform the hadronization of the quarks produced in the reaction in order to have a meson baryon pair in the final state and then let these hadron pairs undergo final state interaction from where the $\Lambda(1405)$ is dynamically generated. The reaction is particularly suited to study this resonance because we show that it filters I=0. Read More

Assuming that the recently observed hidden-charm pentaquark state, $P_c(4450)$, is of molecular nature as predicted in the unitary approach, we propose to study the decay of $\Xi^-_b\rightarrow J/\psi K^- \Lambda$ to search for the strangeness counterpart of the $P_c(4450)$. There are three ingredients in the decay mechanism: the weak decay mechanism, the hadronization mechanism, and the finite state interactions in the meson-baryon system of strangeness $S=-2$ and isospin $I=1/2$ and of the $J/\psi\Lambda$. All these have been tested extensively. Read More

We study the role of the $f_1(1285)$ resonance in the decays of $J/\psi \to \phi \bar{K} K^*$ and $J/\psi \to \phi f_1(1285)$. The theoretical approach is based on the results of chiral unitary theory where the $f_1(1285)$ resonance is dynamically generated from the $K^* \bar{K} - c.c. Read More

Assuming that the $f'_2(1525)$ and $K^*_2(1430)$ resonances are dynamically generated states from the vector meson-vector meson interactions in $S$-wave with spin $S=2$, we study the $\gamma p \to f'_2(1525) p$ and $\gamma p \to K^*_2(1430) \Lambda (\Sigma)$ reactions. These reactions proceed in the following way: the incoming photon first mutates into a $\rho^0$, $\omega$, or $\phi$ meson via vector meson dominance, which then interacts with the $\rho^0$, $\omega$ or $K^*$ emitted by the incoming proton to form the tensor mesons $f'_2(1525)$ and $K^*_2(1430)$. The picture is simple and has no free parameters, as all the parameters of the mechanism have been fixed in previous studies. Read More

We develop a method to determine accurately the binding energy of the X(3872) from lattice data for the DD* interaction. We show that, because of the small difference between the neutral and charged components of the X(3872), it is necessary to distinguish them in the energy levels of the lattice spectrum if one wishes to have a precise determination of the the binding energy of the X(3872). The analysis of the data requires the use of coupled channels. Read More

We present the theoretical study of the process $\chi_{c0}(1P)\to\bar\Sigma\Sigma\pi $ decay, by taking into account the $\pi\Sigma$ and $\pi\bar\Sigma$ final state interactions of the final meson-baryon pair based on the chiral unitary approach. We show that the process filters the isospin $I=1$ in the $\pi\Sigma$ channel and offers a reaction to test the existence of an $I=1$ state with strangeness $S=-1$ and spin-parity $J^p=1/2^-$ around the $\bar KN$ threshold predicted by some theories and supported by some experiments. Read More

We study the Lambda_c decay process to pi^+ and the meson-baryon final state for the analysis of Lambda resonances. Considering the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, color suppression, diquark correlation and the kinematical condition, we show that the final meson-baryon state should be in a pure I=0 combination, when the meson-baryon invariant mass is small. Because the I=1 contamination usually makes it difficult to analyze Lambda resonances directly from experiments, the Lambda_c decay is an ideal process to study Lambda resonances. Read More

In this work, we study systems composed of a $\rho/\omega$ and $B^*$ meson pair. We find three bound states in isospin, spin-parity channels $(1/2, 0^+)$, $(1/2, 1^+)$ and $(1/2, 2^+)$. The state with $J=2$ can be a good candidate for the $B_2^*(5747)$. Read More

We study the weak decay of the $\Lambda_b$ into $ J/\psi ~ K ~ \Xi$ and $J/\psi ~ \eta ~ \Lambda$ states, and relate these processes to the $\Lambda_b \to J/\psi ~ \bar K ~N$ decay mode. The elementary weak transition at the quark level proceeds via the creation of a $J/\psi$ meson and an excited $sud$ system with $I=0$, which upon hadronization leads to $\bar K N$ or $\eta \Lambda$ pairs. These states undergo final state interaction in coupled channels and produce a final meson-baryon pair. Read More

We perform a theoretical analysis of the $\Lambda_b \to J/\psi K^- p$ reaction from where a recent LHCb experiment extracts a $\Lambda(1405)$ contribution in the $K^- p$ spectrum close to threshold and two baryon states of hidden charm in the $J/\psi\,p$ spectrum. We recall that baryon states of this type have been theoretically predicted matching the mass, width and $J^P$ of the experiment, concretely some states built up from the $J/\psi\, N$, $\bar D^* \Lambda_c$, $\bar D^* \Sigma_c$, $\bar D \Sigma^*_c$ and $\bar D^* \Sigma^*_c$ coupled channels. We assume that the observed narrow state around 4450 MeV has this nature and we are able to describe simultaneously the shapes and relative strength of the the $K^- p$ mass distribution close to threshold and the peak of the $J/\psi\,p$ distribution, with values of the $J/\psi\, p$ coupling to the resonance in line with the theoretical ones. Read More