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

Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G
et al (show 760 more authors) (2017) Measurement of the b- Quark Production Cross Section in 7 and 13 TeV pp Collisions. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 118 (5). 052002-.

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Measurements of the cross section for producing b quarks in the reaction pp→bb[over ¯]X 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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Additional Information: This version incorporates the Errata and presents only the updated measurements. Erratum added on Sept. 1, 2017. Please use for 13 TeV cross-sections and cross-section ratios. All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: LHCb Collaboration
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:15
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.052002
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