Prospects for pentaquark production at meson factories

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Following Rosner [hep-ph/0312269], we consider B-decay production channels for the exotic I=0 and I=3/2 pentaquarks that have been recently reported. We also discuss new search channels for isovector pentaquarks, such as the Θ*++(s̄duuu), that are generically present in chiral soliton models but were not observed in recent experiments. Furthermore, we argue that weak decays of charmed baryons, such as the Λc + and Ξc0, provide another clean way of detecting exotic baryons made of light quarks only. We also discuss discovery channels for charmed pentaquarks, such as the isosinglet Θ c0(c̄udud), in weak decays of bottom mesons and baryons. Finally, we discuss prospects for inclusive production of pentaquarks in e+e- collisions, with associated production of particles carrying the opposite baryon number.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 6 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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