On July 6, 2017, at the EPS Conference on High Energy Physics in Venice, the LHCb has reported the observation of Ξcc++(Xicc++) which is a new particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark. Although the existence of this baryon had been predicted by the Quark Model, physicists have been looking for this baryon for many years. Its mass has been reported to be about 3621 MeV (here is the link for the LHCb report).
It is important to have in mind that in the paper Calculation of almost all energy levels of baryons I had predicted for this baryon a mass of 3710 MeV which means an error of only 2.4%. Please, take a look at this paper with its erratum (click here for the erratum).
It is also important to mention that on January 5, 2013, the CDF Collaboration reported the “Evidence for the bottom baryon resonance state Λb*0 with the CDF II detector”, arXiv:hep-ex 1301.0949. According to CDF its mass is about 5.92 GeV. This level of Λb0 had been predicted in the above paper Calculation of almost all energy levels of baryons with a mass of 5.93 GeV, just 0.17% off.
In the old version of the above paper (from 2002), Calculation of the energy levels and sizes of baryons with a noncentral harmonic potential, (https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0209064) I predicted that Ξc would have levels with masses 2.82 GeV, 3.01 GeV and 3.13 GeV (on page 8 of the paper) and since then the following levels have been found 2.79 GeV and 2.815 GeV; 2.93 GeV, 2.98 GeV and 3.055 GeV; 3.08 GeV and 3.123 GeV. Of course, the new version of the paper took these levels into account.
Therefore, the above paper Calculation of almost all energy levels of baryons can help experimentalists from LHCb to find new levels of baryons.
Summary of the predicted baryon levels with their measured and predicted masses.
|Baryon Level||Measured Mass(Gev/c2)||
|Error in %|
A paper, related to this above paper, is the paper The Radii of Baryons which calculates the radii of allmost all baryon levels. One of the predicted radii was already confirmed. For viewing the paper, please click here.
At BEACH 2014 I presented the paper Charmonium with an effective Morse molecular potential which has recently been published in the proceedings. In this paper I propose a completely new approach to charmonium spectroscopy. This approach allows the calculation of the parameters of the molecular potential, calculation of the radii of 5 S states, and information on the recently found charmonium-like states.
The paper has recently been published in the Journal of Nuclear and Particle Physics. I propose that the two resonant states of the recently found pentaquark by LHCb with masses of 4380 MeV and 4450 MeV are two states of the hadronic molecule ccbar + proton with similar properties to those of the Karliner-Lipkin pentaquark. […]
At BEACH 2014 I presented the paper Charmonium with an effective Morse molecular potential which has recently been published in the proceedings. In this paper I propose a completely new approach to charmonium spectroscopy. This approach allows the calculation of the parameters of the molecular potential, calculation of the radii of 5 S states, and […]
Abstract A molecular potential is used for the first time as an effective potential for the overall interaction in bottomonium. This allows the calculation of the rotational contributions of P states and the parameters of the effective molecular potential. Known experimental energy levels of bottomonium are fitted and values of predicted energy levels and the […]