Special Issue "Universe: Feature Papers 2023—High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics"

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 758

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to present the cutting edge of the most recent advances in the intersecting study of high-energy nuclear and particle physics with other fields at all relevant scales from mutually stimulating theoretical, phenomenological and experimental perspectives. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • supersymmetry;
  • hadron collider physics;
  • dark matter physics;
  • neutrino physics;
  • neutrino oscillations;
  • phase transitions;
  • critical phenomena;
  • heavy ion collisions;
  • ultra-high-energy cosmic rays;
  • astroparticle physics.

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Dr. Roman Pasechnik
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schafer
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Study of Hidden-Charm and Hidden-Bottom Pentaquark Resonances in the Quark Model
Universe 2023, 9(6), 265; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe9060265 - 31 May 2023
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Inspired by the LHCb observation of hidden-charm pentaquarks, i.e., Pc(4312), Pc(4440), and Pc(4457) in the J/ψp invariant mass spectrum, a calculation of the [...] Read more.
Inspired by the LHCb observation of hidden-charm pentaquarks, i.e., Pc(4312), Pc(4440), and Pc(4457) in the J/ψp invariant mass spectrum, a calculation of the J/ψp scattering cross-section was performed using the quark-delocalization color screening model. The results show that Pc(4312) can be identified as a hidden-charm molecular state ΣcD with JP=12. The two-peak structure can be reproduced around 4450 MeV, which corresponds to Pc(4440) and Pc(4457). They are the resonances molecular states ΣcD* of JP=12 and JP=32. Moreover, the Σc*D* of both JP=12 and JP=32 are possible molecular pentaquarks. Moreover, in the same theoretical frame, the calculation is extended to the Pc-like molecular pentaquarks, denoted as Pb. Several hidden-bottom pentaquarks with masses above 11 GeV and narrow widths were obtained. All of these heavy pentaquarks are worth exploring in future experiments. Full article
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