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Measurement of the b-hadron production cross section using decays to D*(+)mu X- final states in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  • ATLAS Collaboration
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>21/11/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Physics B
Issue number3
Number of pages41
Pages (from-to)341–381
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The b-hadron production cross section is measured with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at View the sqrt(s)=7 TeV, using 3.3 pb−13.3 pb−1 of integrated luminosity, collected during the 2010 LHC run. The b-hadrons are selected by partially reconstructing D⁎+μ−XD⁎+μ−X final states. Differential cross sections are measured as functions of the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity. The measured production cross section for a b-hadron with pT>9 GeVpT>9 GeV and |η|<2.5|η|<2.5 is View the MathML source32.7±0.8(stat.)−6.8+4.5(syst.)μb, higher than the next-to-leading-order QCD predictions but consistent within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties.

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