12-18 June 2016
Lund University
Europe/Zurich timezone

The energy dependence of the tetraquark production cross section

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Lund University

Lund University

Sandgatan 2, Lund, Sweden
Poster Heavy Flavour physics Poster Session


Erike Cazaroto (University of Sao Paulo)


We develop a very first model to describe the energy dependence of the tetraquark production cross section in proton-proton collisions. The model implements a mixture of two different formalisms. It uses the Double Parton Scattering (DPS) to describe the production of two quark pairs (a $q_1\bar{q}_1$ plus a $q_2\bar{q}_2$) and uses the Color Evaporation Model (CEM) to describe the coalescence of the two quark pairs in a compact tetraquark state. After using the experimental value of the X(3872) production cross section announced by the CMS collaboration we fixed the parameters of our model at 7 TeV and make predictions for 14 TeV. We also make predictions for the production cross section of the $T_{4c}$, a tetraquark composed of 2 $c\bar{c}$ pairs, for the energies of the LHC.

Primary authors

Erike Cazaroto (University of Sao Paulo) Fabiana Carvalho (Federal University of Sao Paulo) Fernando Navarra (University of Sao Paulo) Victor Gonçalves (Universidade Federal de Pelotas)

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