Measurement of the cross section for the production of a W boson in association with b-jets in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector

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A measurement is presented of the cross section for the production of a W boson with one or two jets, of which at least one must be a b-jet, in pp collisions at s=7TeV. Production via top decay is not included in the signal definition. The measurement is based on 35pb-1 of data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The W+b-jet cross section is defined for jets reconstructed with the anti-kt clustering algorithm with transverse momentum above 25 GeV and rapidity within ±2.1. The b-jets are identified by reconstructing secondary vertices. The fiducial cross section is measured both for the electron and muon decay channel of the W boson and is found to be 10.2±1.9(stat)±2.6(syst)pb for one lepton flavour. The results are compared with next-to-leading order QCD calculations, which predict a cross section smaller than, though consistent with, the measured value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-458
Number of pages21
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume707
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2012

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Measurement of the cross section for the production of a W boson in association with b-jets in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector. / Atlas Collaboration.

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