Cross sections for charmonia dissociation in collisions with pions, rhos and kaons
- Received Date: 2008-01-30
- Accepted Date: 2008-03-03
- Available Online: 2008-09-05
We calculate the unpolarized cross sections for dissociation reactions of charmonia in collisions with π, ρ and K in a potential that is derived from QCD. The reactions are governed by the quark-interchange processes. The mesonic quark-antiquark relative-motion wave functions are determined by the central spin-independent terms of the potential. The numerical wave functions and cross sections are parametrized. The difference of transition amplitudes in the prior form and in the post form is explored by deriving and examining the transition amplitudes of the one-gluon-exchange spin-spin term of the potential in the two forms. We find that the post-prior discrepancy in meson-meson elastic scattering that is governed by quark-interchange processes depends on the difference of quark or antiquark masses and of quark-antiquark spatial distributions of the two mesons.