Stable multiquarks: Lessons from atomic physics

  • Jean-Marc Richard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 417)


In Atomic Physics, some configurations like H2+(ppe) are particularly stable, while others, like (pee+), break into smaller subsystems. The mechanisms by which collective binding does or does not occur can tentatively be extended to hadron spectroscopy in quark models: this suggests which flavour configurations are the most likely to form stable multiquark hadrons.


Ions Molecules Hadron spectroscopy Multiquarks Few-body systems Quantum mechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Richard
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  1. 1.Institut des Sciences NucléairesUniversité Joseph Fourier-CNRS-IN2P3 53GrenobleFrance

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