, 2012:84,
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Date: 17 Apr 2012

Inclusive b-jet production in pp collisions at \(\sqrt {s} = 7TeV\)

Abstract

The inclusive b-jet production cross section in pp collisions at a center-of mass energy of 7 TeV is measured using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The cross section is presented as a function of the jet transverse momentum in the range 18 < p T< 200 GeV for several rapidity intervals. The results are also given as the ratio of the b-jet production cross section to the inclusive jet production cross section. The measurement is performed with two different analyses, which differ in their trigger selection and b-jet identification: a jet analysis that selects events with a b jet using a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb−1, and a muon analysis requiring abjetwithamuonbasedonanintegratedluminosityof3pb−1. Inbothapproachestheb jets are identified by requiring a secondary vertex. The results from the two methods are in agreement with each other and with next-to-leading order calculations, as well as with predictions based on the pythia event generator.