Measurement of the production cross section of a W boson in association with two b jets in pp collisions at √s=8TeV

V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, E. Asilar, T. Bergauer, J. Brandstetter, E. Brondolin, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, M. Flechl, M. Friedl, R. Frühwirth, V. M. Ghete, C. Hartl, N. Hörmann, J. Hrubec, M. Jeitler, A. König, I. KrätschmerD. Liko, T. Matsushita, I. Mikulec, D. Rabady, N. Rad, B. Rahbaran, H. Rohringer, J. Schieck, J. Strauss, W. Treberer-Treberspurg, W. Waltenberger, C. E. Wulz, V. Mossolov, N. Shumeiko, J. Suarez Gonzalez, S. Alderweireldt, E. A. De Wolf, X. Janssen, J. Lauwers, M. Van De Klundert, H. Van Haevermaet, P. Van Mechelen, N. Van Remortel, A. Van Spilbeeck, R. M. Chatterjee, Y. Kubota, J. Mans, S. Nourbakhsh, N. Ruckstuhl, R. Rusack, CMS Collaboration

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Abstract

The production cross section of a W boson in association with two b jets is measured using a sample of proton–proton collisions at s=8TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.8fb-1. The W bosons are reconstructed via their leptonic decays, W → ℓν, where ℓ= μ or e. The fiducial region studied contains exactly one lepton with transverse momentum pTℓ>30GeV and pseudorapidity | η| < 2.1 , with exactly two b jets with pT>25GeV and | η| < 2.4 and no other jets with pT>25GeV and | η| < 4.7. The cross section is measured to be σ(p p → W (ℓν) +bb¯)=0.64±0.03(stat)±0.10(syst)±0.06(theo)±0.02(lumi)pb, in agreement with standard model predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number92
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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