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Measurement of σ(pp→bb̄X) at √s=7 TeV in the forward region

Abstract:
Decays of b hadrons into final states containing a D0 meson and a muon are used to measure the bb̄ production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. In the pseudorapidity interval 2<η<6 and integrated over all transverse momenta we find that the average cross-section to produce b-flavoured or b̄-flavoured hadrons is (75.3±5.4±13.0) μb. © 2010 CERN.

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Journal:
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume:
694
Issue:
3
Pages:
209-216
Publication date:
2010-11-08
DOI:
ISSN:
0370-2693
URN:
uuid:c0331364-9dd5-4226-8d24-d45163234632
Source identifiers:
134427
Local pid:
pubs:134427
Language:
English
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