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A measurement of the ratio of inclusive cross sections $σ(p\bar{p}\rightarrow Z+b{\rm\, jet})/ σ(p\bar{p}\rightarrow Z+{\rm jet})$ at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV

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Journal publication date28/02/2011
JournalPhysical Review D
Journal number3
Volume83
Number of pages7
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The ratio of the cross section for $p\bar{p}$ interactions producing a $Z$ boson and at least one $b$ quark jet to the inclusive $Z+{\rm jet}$ cross section is measured using $4.2\ {\rm fb}^{-1}$ of $p\bar{p}$ collisions collected with the \dzero\ detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV. The $Z\rightarrow\ell^+\ell^-$ candidate events with at least one $b$ jet are discriminated from $Z+$ charm and light jet(s) events by a novel technique that exploits the properties of the tracks associated to the jet. The measured ratio is $0.0193\pm0.0027$ for events having a jet with transverse momentum $\pt > 20 \GeV$ and pseudorapidity $|\eta| \leq 2.5$, which is the most precise to date and is consistent with theoretical predictions.

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© 2011 American Physical Society Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett