Precision measurement of the mass of the tau lepton

M. Ablikim*, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, J. M. Bian, E. Boger, O. Bondarenko, I. Boyko, S. Braun, R. A. Briere, H. CaiX. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, Y. P. Chu, D. Cronin-Hennessy, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, I. Denysenko, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, M. Kavatsyuk, H. Loehner, J. G. Messchendorp, H. Moeini, BESIII Collaboration

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    An energy scan near the tau pair production threshold has been performed using the BESIII detector. About 24 pb(-1) of data, distributed over four scan points, were collected. This analysis is based on t pair decays to ee, e mu, eh, h, hh, e.,. and p. final states, where h denotes a charged p or K. The mass of the t lepton is measured from a maximum likelihood fit to the t pair production cross- section data to be m(tau) = 1776.91 +/- 0.12_0.10 - 0.13 _ MeV/c(2), which is currently the most precise value in a single measurement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012001
    Number of pages13
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 7-Jul-2014


    • DECAYS
    • BESIII
    • ENERGY
    • SYSTEM

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