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Measurement of the ppbar -> W+b+X production cross section at \sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>29/01/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Issue number4-5
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)1314-1320
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We present a measurement of the cross section for $W$ boson production in association with at least one {$b$-quark} jet in proton-antiproton collisions. The measurement is made using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6.1\ifb recorded with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron \ppbar Collider at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV. We measure an inclusive cross section of {$\sigma(W \sim(\to\mu\nu) + b + X) = 1.04 \pm 0.05\thinspace$(stat.) $\pm 0.12 \thinspace$(syst.) pb} and $\sigma(W (\to e\nu) + b + X) = 1.00$ \pm 0.04 \thinspace$(stat.) $\pm 0.12 \thinspace$(syst.) pb in the phase space defined by $p_T^\nu > 25$ GeV, $p_T^{\text{$b$-jet}}>20$ GeV, $|\eta^{\text{$b$-jet}}| 20$ GeV and $|\eta^\mu|($|\eta^e|$1.5|\eta^e|$|\eta^\ell|

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