Measurement of the Z/γ* + b-jet cross section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV
Author(s)CMS Collaboration; Alver, Burak Han; Bauer, Gerry P; Bendavid, Joshua L.; Busza, Wit; Butz, Erik M.; Cali, Ivan Amos; Chan, Matthew Hans; Dutta, Valentina; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Hahn, Kristian Allan; Kim, Yongsun; Klute, Markus; Lee, Yen-Jie; Li, Wei; Luckey Jr, P David; Ma, Teng; Nahn, Steven; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E; Roland, Gunther M; Rudolph, Matthew Scott; Stephans, George S. F.; Stoeckli, Fabian; Sumorok, Konstanty C; Sung, Kevin Kai Hong; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Wenger, Edward Allen; Wolf, Roger; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Xie, Si; Yang, Ming; Yilmaz, Yetkin; Yoon, A. S.; Zanetti, Marco; ... Show more Show less
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The production of b jets in association with a Z/γ*boson is studied using proton-proton collisions delivered by the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 7TeV and recorded by the CMS detector. The inclusive cross section for Z/γ*+b-jet production is measured in a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb -1 . The Z/γ*+b-jet cross section with Z/γ*→ℓℓ (where ℓ ℓ = ee or μ μ) for events with the invariant mass 60 < M ℓ ℓ < 120 GeV, at least one b jet at the hadron level with pT > 25 GeV and |η| < 2:1, and a separation between the leptons and the jets of ΔR > 0:5 is found to be 5:84±0:08 (stat:) ±0:72 (syst:) -0:55 +0:25 (theory) pb. The kinematic properties of the events are also studied and found to be in agreement with the predictions made by the MadGraph event generator with the parton shower and the hadronisation performed by pythia.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Journal of High Energy Physics
Chatrchyan, S. et al. “Measurement of the Z/γ* + b-jet cross section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics 2012, 6 (June 2012): 126 © 2012 SISSA
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