Precision measurement of the mass of the tau lepton
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CitationAblikim, M., Achasov, M. N., Ai, X. C., Albayrak, O., Albrecht, M., Ambrose, D. J. ... BESIII Collaboration. (2014). Precision measurement of the mass of the tau lepton. Physical Review D, 90 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.90.012001.
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.