# On the width of molecular states

Research paper by M. Shmatikov

Indexed on: 30 Mar '95Published on: 30 Mar '95Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

#### Abstract

Width of molecular-type $Q\bar{Q}q\bar{q}$ hadronic states is discussed. It depends on the quantum numbers of the state and on the details of the long-range mechanism ensuring the bindedness of a molecule. Specific cases when the width is large are considered in detail.