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Measurement of the b -Quark Production Cross Section in 7 and 13 TeV pp Collisions

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • Ali, S
  • Alkhazov, G
  • Alvarez Cartelle, P
  • Alves, AA
  • Amato, S
  • Amerio, S
  • Amhis, Y
  • An, L
  • Anderlini, L
  • Andreassi, G
  • Andreotti, M
  • Andrews, JE
  • Appleby, RB
  • Archilli, F
  • D'Argent, P
  • Arnau Romeu, J
  • Artamonov, A
  • Artuso, M
  • Aslanides, E
  • Auriemma, G
  • Baalouch, M
  • Babuschkin, I
  • Bachmann, S
  • Back, JJ
  • Badalov, A
  • Baesso, C
  • Baker, S
  • Baldini, W
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Baszczyk, M
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Batsukh, B
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Bel, LJ
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belous, K
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Benton, J
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Bertolin, A
  • Betti, F
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bezshyiko, I
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Bird, T
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bitadze, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • Blake, T
  • Blanc, F
  • Blouw, J
  • Blusk, S
  • Bocci, V
  • Boettcher, T
  • Bondar, A
  • Bondar, N
  • Bonivento, W
  • Borgheresi, A
  • Borghi, S
  • Borisyak, M
  • Borsato, M
  • Bossu, F
  • Boubdir, M
  • Bowcock, TJV
  • Bowen, E
  • Bozzi, C
  • Braun, S
  • Britsch, M
  • Britton, T
  • Brodzicka, J
  • et al.

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http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.052002
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Abstract

© 2017 CERN. Measurements of the cross section for producing b quarks in the reaction pp→bbX are reported in 7 and 13 TeV collisions at the LHC as a function of the pseudorapidity η in the range 2<η<5 covered by the acceptance of the LHCb experiment. The measurements are done using semileptonic decays of b-flavored hadrons decaying into a ground-state charmed hadron in association with a muon. The cross sections in the covered η range are 72.0±0.3±6.8 and 154.3±1.5±14.3 μb for 7 and 13 TeV. The ratio is 2.14±0.02±0.13, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The agreement with theoretical expectation is good at 7 TeV, but differs somewhat at 13 TeV. The measured ratio of cross sections is larger at lower η than the model prediction.

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