Tetraquark production in double parton scattering

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We develop a model to study tetraquark production in hadronic collisions. We focus on double parton scattering and formulate a version of the color evaporation model for the production of the X(3872) and of the T4c tetraquark, a state composed by the cc¯cc¯ quarks. We find that the production cross section grows rapidly with the collision energy s and make predictions for the forthcoming higher energy data of the LHC.


  • F. Carvalho
  • E. R. Cazaroto
  • V. P. Gonçalves
  • F. S. Navarra
External organisations
  • Federal University of Pelotas
  • University of São Paulo
  • Federal University of São Paulo
Research areas and keywords

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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number034004
JournalPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 2
Publication categoryResearch