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Measurement of the production cross sections for a Z boson and one or more b jets in pp collisions at vs = 7 TeV

Abstract: The production of a Z boson, decaying into two leptons and produced in association with one or more b jets, is studied using proton-proton collisions delivered by the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The data were recorded in 2011 with the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5 fb-1. The Z(ll) + b-jets cross sections (where ll = µµ or ee) are measured separately for a Z boson produced with exactly one b jet and with at least two b jets. In addition, a cross section ratio is extracted for a Z boson produced with at least one b jet, relative to a Z boson produced with at least one jet. The measured cross sections are compared to various theoretical predictions, and the data favour the predictions in the five-flavour scheme, where b quarks are assumed massless. The kinematic properties of the reconstructed particles are compared with the predictions from the MadGraph event generator using the pythia parton shower simulation.

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 Fuente: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Num. 6, Art. Num. 120

Editorial: Springer Verlag

 Fecha de publicación: 01/06/2014

Nº de páginas: 39

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2014)120

ISSN: 1126-6708,1029-8479

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP06(2014)120