Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Production of the exotic $1^{--}$ hadrons $\phi(2170)$, X(4260)$ and $Y_b(10890)$ at the LHC and Tevatron via the Drell-Yan mechanism

Jul 6, 2012, 5:30 PM
Room 219 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 219

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 3 - BSM - Non-SUSY Exotics Room 219 - Beyond the Standard Model SUSY / Non-SUSY - TR2&3


Prof. Ahmed Ali (DESY (DE))


We calculate the Drell-Yan production cross sections and differential distributions in the transverse momentum and rapidity of the $J^{PC}=1^{--}$ exotic hadrons $\phi(2170)$, $X(4260)$ and $Y_b(10890)$ at the hadron colliders LHC and the Tevatron. These hadrons are tetraquark (four-quark) candidates, with a hidden $s\bar{s}$, $c\bar{c}$ and $b\bar{b}$ quark pair, respectively. In deriving the distributions and cross sections, we include the order $\alpha_s$ QCD corrections, resum the large logarithms in the small transverse momentum region in the impact-parameter formalism, and use the state of the art parton distribution functions. Taking into account the data on the production and decays of these vector hadrons from the $e^+e^-$ experiments, we present the production rates for the processes $pp(\bar{p}) \to \phi(2170)(\to \phi(1020) \pi^+\pi^- \to K^+K^- \pi^+\pi^-)+...$, $pp(\bar{p}) \to X(4260)(\to J/\psi \pi^+\pi^- \to \mu^+\mu^-\pi^+\pi^-)+...$, and $pp(\bar{p}) \to Y_b(10890)(\to (\Upsilon(1S), \Upsilon(2S), \Upsilon(3S)) \pi^+\pi^- \to \mu^+\mu^-\pi^+\pi^-)+...$. Their measurements at the hadron colliders will provide new experimental avenues to explore the underlying dynamics of these hadrons.

Primary author

Prof. Ahmed Ali (DESY (DE))


Dr Wei Wang (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)

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