Measurement of the cross-section for W boson production in association with b-jets in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, T. Abajyan, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, A. A. Abdelalim, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. Abouzeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, M. I. Ochoa, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, T. N. Addy, J. Adelman, S. AdomeitP. Adragna, T. Adye, S. Aefsky, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahles, A. Ahmad, M. Ahsan, G. Aielli, T. P.A. Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, M. A. Alam, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, F. Alessandria, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, M. Aliev, G. Alimonti, J. Alison, B. M.M. Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport

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Abstract

This paper reports a measurement of the W +b-jets (W +b+ X and W+b̄b+X) production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. These results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb-1, collected with the ATLAS detector. Cross-sections are presented as a function of jet multiplicity and of the transverse momentum of the leading b-jet for both the muon and electron decay modes of the W boson. The W +b-jets cross-section, corrected for all known detector effects, is quoted in a limited kinematic range. Combining the muon and electron channels, the fiducial cross-section for W +b-jets is measured to be 7.1 ± 0.5 (stat) ± 1.4 (syst) pb, consistent with the next-to-leading order QCD prediction, corrected for non-perturbative and double-parton interactions (DPI) contributions, of 4.70 ± 0.09 (stat)-0.49+0.60 (scale) ±0.06 (PDF) ±0.16 (non-pert)-0.38+0.52 (DPI) pb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number084
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2013
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering

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