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b-Jet Identification in the D0 Experiment

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/08/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Volume620
Number of pages28
Pages (from-to)490-517
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Algorithms distinguishing jets originating from b quarks from other jet flavors are important tools in the physics program of the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron p-pbar collider. This article describes the methods that have been used to identify b-quark jets, exploiting in particular the long lifetimes of b-flavored hadrons, and the calibration of the performance of these algorithms based on collider data.

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