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Measurement of the cross section for open b-quark production in two-photon interactions at LEP.

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Article number102
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>24/09/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of High Energy Physics
Issue9
Volume2007
Number of pages20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Inclusive b-quark production in two-photon collisions has been measured at LEP using an integrated luminosity of 698 pb–1 collected by the ALEPH detector with (s)1/2 between 130 and 209 GeV. The b quarks were identified using lifetime information. The cross section is found to be which is consistent with Next-to-Leading Order QCD.