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Measurement of sigma(pp -> b anti-b X) at \sqrt(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 b anti-b production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. In the pseudorapidity interval 2 < eta < 6 and integrated over all transverse momenta we find that the average cross-section to produce b-flavoured or anti-b-flavoured hadrons is (75.3 +/- 5.4 +/- 13.0) microbarns.
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Collaboration, L More by this author
Beteta, CA More by this author
Adinolfi, M More by this author
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Journal:
Phys.Lett.B
Volume:
694
Issue:
3
Pages:
209-216
Publication date:
2010-09-14
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ISSN:
0370-2693
URN:
uuid:ecab9d0a-c27b-4d38-9d21-eda3bdc3be3d
Source identifiers:
107092
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pubs:107092
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