We present four-body calculations of double-heavy tetraquarks in quark model. Several bound states are found for various flavor combinations. One of them is a strongly bound bbq¯ q¯ with isospin and spin-parity I(JP) = 0 (1 +) , having a binding energy of almost 200 MeV. This is consistent with the predictions of lattice QCD. We have also found a shallow state for the same I(JP) = 0 (1 +) channel. By computing density distributions, it is shown that the deep one is a compact tetraquark state, while the shallow one is regarded as a loosely-bound molecule of two color singlet mesons, B and B∗. This is a hadronic analogue of the cluster formation in light nuclei, the first example that hadrons with totally different nature emerge from a single Hamiltonian.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics