Determination of the η mass with the Crystal Ball at MAMI-B

Nikolaev, A. et al. (2014) Determination of the η mass with the Crystal Ball at MAMI-B. European Physical Journal A, 50(3), p. 58. (doi:10.1140/epja/i2014-14058-1)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epja/i2014-14058-1

Abstract

A new precise determination of the η meson mass is presented. It is based on a measurement of the threshold for the γp → pη reaction using the tagger focal-plane microscope detector at the MAMI-B facility in Mainz. The tagger microscope has a higher energy resolution than the standard tagging spectrometer and, hence, allowed an improvement in the accuracy compared to the previous η mass measurement at MAMI-B. Special emphasis was put on a very careful energy calibration of the electron beam and the tagging device, which reduced considerably the systematic uncertainty compared to the previous MAMI experiment. The result mη = (547.865±0.031stat. ±0.062syst.) MeV agrees very well with the precise values of the NA48, KLOE, CLEO and COSY-ANKE Collaborations and deviates by from the smaller value obtained by the GEM Collaboration at COSY.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Codling, Mr Richard and Glazier, Dr Derek and McGeorge, Dr John and Owens, Professor Robert and Downie, Dr Evangeline and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Annand, Dr John and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Nikolaev, A., Aguar-Bartolomé, P., Ahrens, J., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Beck, R., Bekrenev, V., Boillat, B., Braghieri, A., Branford, D., Briscoe, W. J., Brudvik, J. W., Cherepnya, S., Codling, R., Dehn, M., Downie, E. J., Fil’kov, L. V., Glazier, D. I., Gregor, R., Heid, E., Hornidge, D., Jahn, O., Jankowiak, A., Kaiser, K. -H., Kashevarov, V. L., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Kotulla, M., Krambrich, D., Krusche, B., Lang, M., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., Ludwig-Mertin, U., Lugert, S., MacGregor, I. J. D., Manley, D. M., Martinez-Fabregate, M., McGeorge, J. C., Mekterovic, D., Metag, V., Nefkens, B. M. K., Novotny, R., Owens, R. O., Pedroni, P., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S. N., Price, J. W., Reiter, A., Rosner, G., Rost, M., Rostomyan, T., Schumann, S., Sober, D., Starostin, A., Supek, I., Tarbert, C. M., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., Walcher, T., Watts, D. P., and Zehr, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal A
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6001
ISSN (Online):1434-601X

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