String dynamics and metastability of fully-heavy tetraquarks

Abstract : Multiquark states have been advocated to explain recent experimental data in the heavy-light sector, and there are already speculations about multiquarks containing only heavy quarks and antiquarks. With a rigorous treatment of the four-body problem in current quark models, full-charm $(cc\bar c\bar c)$ and full-beauty $(bb\bar b\bar b)$ tetraquarks are found to be unbound. Thus their stability should rely on more subtle effects that are not included in the simple picture of constituent quarks. The case of $(bc\bar b\bar c)$ might be more favorable if the naive color-additive model of confinement is replaced by a string-inspired interaction.
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J.-M. Richard, A. Valcarce, J. Vijande. String dynamics and metastability of fully-heavy tetraquarks. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2017, 95, pp.054019. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.95.054019⟩. ⟨in2p3-01481875⟩

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