The pentaquark is a bound state of 5 quarks (as opposed to just 3 in baryons and 2 in mesons) which after a long history of theoretical prediction and inconclusive experimental signatures was finally observed beyond doubt by the LHCb collaboration.


Detection due to

  • LHCb collaboration, Observation of J/ψbJ/\psi b resonances consistent with pentaquark states in Λ b 0J/ψK p\Lambda^0_b \to J/\psi K^- p decays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 072001 (2015) (arXiv:1507.03414)

Review in

See also

Discussion in AdS/QCD:

  • Kazuo Ghoroku, Akihiro Nakamura, Tomoki Taminato, Fumihiko Toyoda, Holographic Penta and Hepta Quark State in Confining Gauge Theories, JHEP 1008:007,2010 (arxiv:1003.3698)

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