Measurement of differential production cross-sections for a $Z$ boson in association with $b$-jets in 7 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills, Atlas Collaboration

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Abstract

Measurements of differential production cross-sections of a $Z$ boson in association with $b$-jets in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV are reported. The data analysed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb$^{-1}$ recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Particle-level cross-sections are determined for events with a $Z$ boson decaying into an electron or muon pair, and containing $b$-jets. For events with at least one $b$-jet, the cross-section is presented as a function of the $Z$ boson transverse momentum and rapidity, together with the inclusive $b$-jet cross-section as a function of $b$-jet transverse momentum, rapidity and angular separations between the $b$-jet and the $Z$ boson. For events with at least two $b$-jets, the cross-section is determined as a function of the invariant mass and angular separation of the two highest transverse momentum $b$-jets, and as a function of the $Z$ boson transverse momentum and rapidity. Results are compared to leading-order and next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2014dvb
Pages (from-to)141
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume1410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2014

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