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

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This paper reports a measurement of the W+b-jets (W+b+X and W+b (b) over bar +X) production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. These results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb(-1), collected with the ATLAS detector. Cross-sections are presented as a function of jet multiplicity and of the transverse momentum of the leading b-jet for both the muon and electron decay modes of the W boson. The W+b-jets cross-section, corrected for all known detector effects, is quoted in a limited kinematic range. Combining the muon and electron channels, the fiducial cross-section for W+b-jets is measured to be 7.1 +/- 0.5 (stat) +/- 1.4 (syst) pb, consistent with the next-to-leading order QCD prediction, corrected for non-perturbative and double-parton interactions (DPI) contributions, of 4.70 +/- 0.09 (stat) (+0.60)(-0.49) (scale) +/- 0.06 (PDF) +/- 0.16 (non-pert) (+0.52)(-0.38) (DPI) pb.
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ATLAS Collaboration Cabrera Urbán, Susana Castillo Giménez, María Victoria Costa Mezquita, María José Fassi, Farida Ferrer Soria, Antonio Fiorini, Luca Fuster Verdú, Juan A. García García, Carmen García Navarro, José Enrique González de la Hoz, Santiago Hernández Jiménez, Yesenia Higón Rodríguez, Emilio Irles Quiles, Adrián Kaci, Mohammed Lacasta Llácer, Carlos Lacuesta Miquel, Vicente March Ruiz, Luis Martí García, Salvador Miñano Moya, Mercedes Mitsou, Vasiliki Moles Valls, Regina Moreno Llácer, María Oliver García, Elena Pedraza López, Sebastián Pérez García-Estañ, María Teresa Romero Adam, E. Ros Martínez, Eduardo Salt Cairols, José Sánchez Martínez, V. Soldevila, U. Sánchez, J. Torró Pastor, Emma Valero Biot, Alberto Valladolid Gallego, E. Valls Ferrer, Juan Antonio Villaplana Pérez, Miguel Vos, Marcel 2013 Measurement of the cross-section for W boson production in association with b-jets in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector Journal of High Energy Physics 06 6 084-1 084-45
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