Jun 5 – 9, 2023
Genova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Properties of the Tcc(3875) and its heavy-quark spin partner in nuclear matter

Jun 9, 2023, 9:00 AM
DAD - Room 1A (Genova, Italy)

DAD - Room 1A

Genova, Italy

Contributed Hadrons in hot and nuclear environment Hadrons in hot and nuclear environment


Mr Víctor Montesinos Llácer (IFIC (UV-CSIC))


We discuss the modification of the properties of the tetraquark-like $T_{cc}^+(3875)$ in dense nuclear matter. We consider the $T_{cc}^+$ in vacuum as a purely molecular isoscalar ($D^0D^{*+}/D^+D^{*0}$) bound state in $S-$wave, generated from a heavy-quark symmetry leading-order interaction between the charmed mesons. We compute the $D$ and $D^*$ spectral functions embeded in a nuclear medium and use them to determine the corresponding $T_{cc}^+$ self energy and spectral function. We find important modifications of the $DD^*$ scattering amplitude and of the pole position of the $T_{cc}^+$ exotic state already for $\rho_0/2$, with $\rho_0$ the normal nuclear density. We also discuss the dependence of these results on the $D D^*$ molecular component in the $T_{cc}^+$ wave-function. Finally, we perform a similar analysis for the isoscalar $J^P=1^+$ heavy-quark spin symmetry partner of the $T_{cc}^+$ ($T_{cc}^{*+}$) by considering the $D^{*0}D^{*+}$ scattering $T-$matrix.

Primary authors

Mr Víctor Montesinos Llácer (IFIC (UV-CSIC)) Miguel Albaladejo (IFIC) Juan Nieves (IFIC (CSIC-UV)) Laura Tolos (FIAS. University of Frankfurt)

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