Color-evaporation-model calculation of e+e-→J/ψ+cc̄+X at s=10.6GeV

Daekyoung Kang, Jong Wan Lee, Jungil Lee, Taewon Kim, Pyungwon Ko

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Measurements by Belle Collaboration of the cross section for inclusive J/ψ production in e+e- annihilation have been a serious challenge to current heavy-quarkonium theory. In particular, the measured cross sections for exclusive J/ψ+ηc and inclusive J/ψ+cc̄+X differ from nonrelativistic QCD predictions by an order of magnitude. In order to check if other available alternative theories can resolve such a large discrepancy, we calculate the cross section for inclusive J/ψ+cc̄+X based on the color-evaporation model. As a phenomenological model, the color-evaporation model is still employed to predict cross sections for inclusive quarkonium production in various processes. Our results show that the color-evaporation- model prediction is even smaller than the nonrelativistic QCD prediction by an order of magnitude. The resultant color-evaporation-model prediction for the J/ψ+cc̄+X fraction in the inclusive J/ψ production cross section is 0.049, while the empirical value measured by Belle Collaboration is 0.82.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094019
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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