It is shown that the large Nc limit of QCD with quarks in the two-index antisymmetric color representation [QCD(AS)] has narrow tetraquark states with exotic flavor quantum numbers. They decay into mesons with a width that is parametrically O(1/Nc2). Tetraquarks with nonexotic quantum numbers mix at leading order with mesons of the same overall quantum numbers. QCD(AS) at Nc=3 corresponds to ordinary QCD; its large Nc limit represents an alternative starting point for a 1/Nc expansion to the standard one with quarks in the fundamental color representation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Mar 17 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)