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

S. Chatrchyan
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P. Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
J.-L. Agram
C. Collard
E. Conte
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier
S. Viret

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 inverse femtobarns. The Z(ll)+b-jets cross sections (where ll = mu mu or ee) are measured for a Z boson produced with exactly one or 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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in2p3-00945588 , version 1 (12-02-2014)

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S. Chatrchyan, S. Baffioni, F. Beaudette, L. Benhabib, M. Bluj, et al.. Measurement of the production cross sections for a Z boson and one or more b jets in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014, 6, pp.120. ⟨10.1007/JHEP06(2014)120⟩. ⟨in2p3-00945588⟩
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