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Exotic hadrons from heavy ion collisions

Cho, S.*; Hyodo, Tetsuo*; Jido, Daisuke*; Ko, C. M.*; Lee, S. H.*; Maeda, Saori*; Miyahara, Kenta*; Morita, Kenji*; Nielsen, M.*; Onishi, Akira*; Sekihara, Takayasu; Song, T.*; Yasui, Shigehiro*; Yazaki, Koichi*

With upgraded detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it has become possible to measure hadrons beyond their ground states in high energy heavy ion collisions. Therefore, heavy ion collisions provide a new method for studying exotic hadrons that are either molecular states made of various hadrons or compact system consisting of muliquarks. Because their structures are related to the fundamental properties of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), studying exotic hadrons is currently one of the most active areas of research in hadron physics. The present review is a summary of the current understanding of a selected set of exotic candidate particles that can be potentially measured in heavy ion collisions.



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