Measurement of the cross section for the production of a W boson in association with b-jets in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    A measurement is presented of the cross section for the production of a W boson with one or two jets, of which at least one must be a b-jet, in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Production via top decay is not included in the signal definition. The measurement is based on 35 pb-1 of data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The W + b-jet cross section is defined for jets reconstructed with the antikt clustering algorithm with transverse momentum above 25 GeV and rapidity within ±2.1. The b-jets are identified by reconstructing secondary vertices. The fiducial cross section is measured both for the electron and muon decay channel of the W boson and is found to be 10.2 ± 1.9(stat) ± 2.6(syst) pb for one lepton flavour. The results are compared with next-to-leading order QCD calculations, which predict a cross section smaller than, though consistent with, the measured value.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)418-437
    Number of pages20
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume707
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

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