Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-58845
CMS Collaboration, including the following authors; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; Snoek, H; Favaro , C; Verzetti, M; De Visscher, S; Aguiló, E; Schmitt, A; Otyugova, P; Ivova, M; Millan, B; Storey, J (2011). Inclusive b-hadron production cross section with muons in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, (3):90.
A measurement of the b-hadron production cross section in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV is presented. The dataset, corresponding to 85 inverse nanobarns, was recorded with the CMS experiment at the LHC using a low-threshold single-muon trigger. Events are selected by the presence of a muon with transverse momentum greater than 6 GeV with respect to the beam direction and pseudorapidity less than 2.1. The transverse momentum of the muon with respect to the closest jet discriminates events containing b hadrons from background. The inclusive b-hadron production cross section is presented as a function of muon transverse momentum and pseudorapidity. The measured total cross section in the kinematic acceptance is sigma(pp to b+X to mu + X') =1.32 +/- 0.01 (stat) +/- 0.30 (syst) +/- 0.15 (lumi) microbarns.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute|
|Deposited On:||14 Feb 2012 18:01|
|Last Modified:||01 May 2013 02:49|
|Publisher:||Springer / SISSA|
|ISSN:||1126-6708 (P) 1029-8479 (E)|
|Additional Information:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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