Partners of the Θ+ in large NC QCD

Thomas D. Cohen, Richard Lebed

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A strangeness +1 exotic baryon Θ+ has recently been seen in a number of experiments. We demonstrate that in large NC QCD the existence of such a state implies the existence of S = +1 partner states with various spins and isospins but comparable masses. We discuss the spectroscopy of such states and possible channels in which they can be observed, based on the simple assumption that those states with pentaquark quantum numbers are unlikely to be large NC artifacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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