Jun 22 – 27, 2023
Auditorium Maximum
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Light front approach to axial meson photon transition form factors: probing the structure of $\chi_{c1}(3872)$

Jun 22, 2023, 3:40 PM
Medium lecture hall (A) (Auditorium Maximum)

Medium lecture hall (A)

Auditorium Maximum


Wolfgang Schafer (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS)


We propose to study the structure of the enigmatic $\chi_{c1}(3872)$ axial vector meson through its $\gamma^*_L \gamma \to \chi_{c1}(3872)$ transition form factor.
We use our recently derived light-front wave function representation of the form factor for the lowest $c \bar c$ Fock-state. We found that the reduced width of the state is well within the current experimental bound recently published by the Belle collaboration. This strongly suggests a crucial role of the $c \bar c$ Fock-state in the photon-induced production.
Our predictions for the $Q^2$ dependence can be tested by future single tagged $e^+ e^-$ experiments, giving further insights into the short-distance structure of this meson.

The talk is based on
I.Babiarz, R.Pasechnik, W.Schafer and A.Szczurek,
Light-front approach to axial-vector quarkonium ${\gamma}^*\gamma^{*}$ form factors,
JHEP 09 (2022), 170
I.Babiarz, R.Pasechnik, W.Schafer and A.Szczurek,
Probing the structure of $\chi_{c1}(3872)$ with photon transition form factors,
[arXiv:2303.09175 [hep-ph]].

Primary author

Wolfgang Schafer (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS)


Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS) Izabela Babiarz (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS)

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