Quark confinement potential examined by excitation energy of the Λcand Λbbaryons in a quark–diquark model

Daisuke Jido, Minori Sakashita
2016 Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics  
The possibility to have diquark configuration in heavy baryons, such as Lambda_c and Lambda_b, is examined by a nonrelativistic potential model with a heavy quark and a light scalar diquark. Assuming that the Lambda_c and Lambda_b baryons are composed of the heavy quark and the point-like scalar-isoscalar ud diquark, we solve the two-body Schrodinger equation with the Coulomb plus linear potential and obtain the energy spectra for the heavy baryons. Contrary to our expectation, it is found that
more » ... n, it is found that the potential determined by the quarkonium spectra fails to reproduce the excitation spectra of the Lambda_c and Lambda_b in the quark-diquark picture, while the Lambda_c and Lambda_b spectra is reproduced with a half strength of the confinement string tension than for the quarkonium. The finite size effect of the diquark is also examined and it is found that introduction of a finite size diquark would resolve the failure of the spectrum reproduction. The Xi_c excitation energy is also calculated and is found to be smaller than Lambda_c in the quark-diquark model. This is not consistent with the experimental observation.
doi:10.1093/ptep/ptw113 fatcat:ek5pb4wg5ndqndqq3rm57t42t4