Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Hindered M1 Radiative Decays

Jul 25, 2016, 6:05 PM
Building B2a Room 2065 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building B2a Room 2065

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions


Mr Ciaran Hughes (University of Cambridge)


Throughout the literature, phenomenological models have been unsuccessful in pinning down the heavy quarkonia hindered M1 radiative transitions (i.e., those radiative transitions between states with different principal quantum numbers that require one of the quarks to flip-spin) and yield predictions that are spread over a vast range. In this talk, we will learn how to accurately and precisely predict these classes of decays by utilising lattice NRQCD, compare to the phenomenological calculations, and then show how this work is relevant for the experimental hyperfine splitting.

Primary author

Mr Ciaran Hughes (University of Cambridge)


Prof. Christine Davies (University of Glasgow) Dr Georg von Hippel (University of Mainz) Dr Matthew Wingate (University of Cambridge) Prof. Ronald Horgan (University of Cambridge) Dr rachel Dowdall (University of Cambridge)

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