Measurement of the production cross section for a W boson and two b jets in pp collisions at √√s=7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, C. Fabjan, M. Friedl, R. Frühwirth, V. M. Ghete, N. Hörmann, J. Hrubec, M. Jeitler, W. Kiesenhofer, V. Knünz, M. Krammer, I. Krätschmer, D. LikoI. Mikulec, D. Rabady, B. Rahbaran, H. Rohringer, R. Schöfbeck, J. Strauss, A. Taurok, W. Treberer-Treberspurg, W. Waltenberger, C. E. Wulz, V. Mossolov, N. Shumeiko, J. Suarez Gonzalez, S. Alderweireldt, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, T. Cornelis, E. A. De Wolf, X. Janssen, A. Knutsson, S. Luyckx, L. Mucibello, S. Ochesanu, B. Roland, R. Rougny, Z. Staykova, H. Van Haevermaet, P. Van Mechelen, N. Van Remortel, A. Van Spilbeeck

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The production cross section for a W boson and two b jets is measured using proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV in a data sample collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb-1. The W+bb- events are selected in the W→μν decay mode by requiring a muon with transverse momentum pT > 25 GeV and pseudorapidity |η| < 2.1, and exactly two b-tagged jets with pT > 25 GeV and |η| < 2.4. The measured W+bb- production cross section in the fiducial region, calculated at the level of final-state particles, is σ(pp→W+bb-)×B(W→μν)=0.50.05(stat.) 0.09(syst.)±0.06(theo.)±0.01(lum.) pb, in agreement with the standard model prediction. In addition, kinematic distributions of the W+bb- system are in agreement with the predictions of a simulation using MadGraph and pythia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-225
Number of pages22
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Jul 30 2014


  • CMS
  • Physics
  • SMP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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