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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number120
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2014
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Jet physics
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering

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