D mesons in a magnetic field

Philipp Gubler, Koichi Hattori, Su Houng Lee, Makoto Oka, Sho Ozaki, Kei Suzuki

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We investigate the mass spectra of open heavy flavor mesons in an external constant magnetic field within QCD sum rules. Spectral Ansätze on the phenomenological side are proposed in order to properly take into account mixing effects between the pseudoscalar and vector channels, and the Landau levels of charged mesons. The operator product expansion is implemented up to dimension-5 operators. As a result, we find for neutral D mesons a significant positive mass shift that goes beyond simple mixing effects. In contrast, charged D mesons are further subject to Landau level effects, which together with the mixing effects almost completely saturate the mass shifts obtained in our sum rule analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054026
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 15

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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