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Charmonium and bottomonium spectroscopy at Belle II

Ashish Thampi

SciPost Phys. Proc. 8, 019 (2022) · published 11 July 2022

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28th Annual Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering (DIS) and Related Subjects


The Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric e+e− collider is an upgrade of the B factory facility at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. The experiment began operation in 2019 and aims to record a factor of 50 times more data than its predecessor. Belle II is uniquely capable of studying the so-called "XYZ" particles: heavy exotic hadrons consisting of more than three quarks. First discovered by Belle, these now number in the dozens, and represent the emergence of a new category within quantum chromodynamics. We present recent results obtained from Belle II data, and the future prospects to explore both exotic and conventional quarkonium physics.

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