Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Charmonium-like results from BABAR

Jul 16, 2009, 11:40 AM
Exhibition room B (Kraków, Poland)

Exhibition room B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
QCD in hadronic physics VI. QCD in Hadronic Physics


Dr Arafat Gabareen Mokhtar (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)


Several charmonium-like states above $D\bar{D}$ threshold have been discovered at the Belle and BABAR B-factories. Some are produced via Initial State Radiation ({\it e.g.} $Y(4260)$ and $Y(4350)$) and some are observed in $B$ meson decays ({\it{e.g.}} $X(3872)$, $Y(3940)$. The Belle observations of the $Z(4430)^-$, $Z(4050)^-$, and $Z(4248)^-$ states have generated much interest, since these states must have minimum quark content ($c\bar{c}d\bar{u}$), and hence would represent the unequivocal manifestation of a four-quark meson state. I shall report BABAR results on the $Y(4260)$, $Y(4350)$, $X(3872)$, $Y(3940)$, and describe the \babar\ search for the Z(4430)^-.

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Dr Arafat Gabareen Mokhtar (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

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