Orbitally excited states of quarkonia in a nonrelativistic model

Bhaghyesh, K. B. Vijaya Kumar, Yong Liang Ma

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Having succeeded in predicting the S wave spectra and decays of cc̄ and bb̄ mesons, Bhaghyesh, K. B. Vijaya Kumar and A. P. Monteiro, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 38, 085001 (2011), in this article, we apply our nonrelativistic quark model to calculate the spectra and decays of the orbitally excited states (P- and D-waves) of heavy quarkonia. The full QQ̄ potential used in our model consists of a Hulthen potential and a confining linear potential. The spin hyperfine, spin-orbit and tensor interactions are introduced to obtain the masses of the P- and D-wave states. The three-dimensional harmonic oscillator wave function is employed as a trial wave function to obtain the mass spectra. The model parameters and the wave function that reproduce the mass spectra of cc̄ and bb̄ mesons are used to investigate their decay properties. The two-photon decay widths, two-gluon decay widths and E1 radiative decay widths are calculated. The obtained values are compared with the experimental results and those obtained from other theoretical models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250011
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 10-02-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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