Measurement of the inclusive and dijet cross-sections of b-jets in pp collisions at s√=7~TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Catmore, James and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2011) Measurement of the inclusive and dijet cross-sections of b-jets in pp collisions at s√=7~TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 71 (12). ISSN 1434-6044

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The inclusive and dijet production cross-sections have been measured for jets containing b-hadrons (b-jets) in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=7~TeV , using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measurements use data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb−1. The b-jets are identified using either a lifetime-based method, where secondary decay vertices of b-hadrons in jets are reconstructed using information from the tracking detectors, or a muon-based method where the presence of a muon is used to identify semileptonic decays of b-hadrons inside jets. The inclusive b-jet cross-section is measured as a function of transverse momentum in the range 20<p T<400 GeV and rapidity in the range |y|<2.1. The bb¯ -dijet cross-section is measured as a function of the dijet invariant mass in the range 110<m jj<760 GeV, the azimuthal angle difference between the two jets and the angular variable χ in two dijet mass regions. The results are compared with next-to-leading-order QCD predictions. Good agreement is observed between the measured cross-sections and the predictions obtained using POWHEG + Pythia. MC@NLO + Herwig shows good agreement with the measured bb¯ -dijet cross-section. However, it does not reproduce the measured inclusive cross-section well, particularly for central b-jets with large transverse momenta.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 68249
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2014 05:48
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Published?: Published
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