A new precise determination of the meson mass is presented. It is based on a measurement of the threshold for the 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 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 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.
- TAGGED PHOTON SPECTROMETER
- PARTICLE PHYSICS