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

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Abstract

The inclusive and dijet production cross-sections have been measured for jets containing b-hadrons (b-jets) i√n 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<pT < 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 < mjj < 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 crosssections 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1846
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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