Possible existence of charmonium-light-nucleus bound states

Akira Yokota, Emiko Hiyama, Makoto Oka

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The relations between two-body charmonium(cc)-nucleon(N) scattering length a and the binding energies of (cc) bound states in few-nucleon systems are studied. We adopt a Gaussian potential as an effective (cc)-N interaction. The results show that a ≤-0:95 fm is needed to form a (cc)-deuteron bound state. Also, a (cc)-4He and a (cc)-8Be bound states exist for a ≤-0:24 fm and α ≤-0:16 fm, respectively. Comparing our results with the recent lattice QCD data of α, we see that (cc)-nucleus bound states may exist for the nuclei with A ≥ 4.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, Hadron 2013 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2013 Nov 42013 Nov 8


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