Excited Charmonium Decays by Flux–tube Breaking and the Ψ ′ Anomaly at Cdf

Abstract

The hadronic decay of radially and orbitally excited charmonium above charm threshold by P0 pair creation and chromoelectric flux–tube breaking is discussed in an harmonic oscillator approximation. We find independent evidence from a study of widths for a 2S admixture in the predominantly 1D state ψ(3770), and explore the possibility of metastable radially excited 2 P0,1,2 states being a source of the anomalously large production of ψ ′ at the Tevatron. At least one of them is expected to be narrow as a consequence of the existence of nodes in the radial wave function. ∗E-mail : p.page@physics.oxford.ac.uk

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@inproceedings{Page1995ExcitedCD, title={Excited Charmonium Decays by Flux–tube Breaking and the Ψ ′ Anomaly at Cdf}, author={Philip R. Page}, year={1995} }