Charmed hadron photoproduction at COMPASS

Research paper by Xiao-Yun Wang, Alexey Guskov

Indexed on: 30 Dec '15Published on: 30 Dec '15Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


Photoproduction of the charmonium-like state $Z_{c}(4200)$ and the charmed baryon $\Lambda_{c}^{\ast }(2940)$ is investigated with an effective Lagrangian approach and the Regge trajectories applying to the COMPASS experiment. Combining the experimental data from COMPASS and our theoretical model we estimate the upper limit of $\Gamma_{Z_{c}(4200)\rightarrow J/\psi \pi }$ to be of about 37 MeV. Moreover, the possibility to produce $\Lambda_{c}^{\ast }(2940)$ at COMPASS is discussed. It seems one can try to search for this hadron in the missing mass spectrum since the $t$-channel is dominating for the $\Lambda_{c}^{\ast }(2940)$ photoproduction.