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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

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G. Aad, B. S. Acharya, ATLAS Collaboration

Original languageEnglish
Article number84
Pages (from-to)N/A
Number of pages44
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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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.

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