La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento

Year 2010 - Issue 11 - November

New hadronic spectroscopy

Authors: N. Drenska, R. Faccini, F. Piccinini, A. Polosa, F. Renga, C. Sabelli
DOI: 10.1393/ncr/i2010-10059-8
pp. 0-0
Published online 23 December 2010
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Abstract: In the past few years the field of hadron spectroscopy has seen renewed interest due to the publication, initially mostly from B-Factories, of evidences of states that do not match regular spectroscopy, but are rather candidates for bound states with additional quarks or gluons. A huge effort in understanding the nature of these new states and in building a new spectroscopy is ongoing. This report reviews the experimental and theoretical state of the art on heavy quarkonium exotic spectroscopy, with particular attention on the steps towards a global picture.