The European Physical Journal C
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 | ηℓ| < 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.
Baarmand, M M.; Bhopatkar, Vallary; Colafranceschi, Stefano; Hohlmann, Marcus; Noonan, D; Roy, Tuhin S.; Yumiceva, Francisco X.; and CMS Collaboration, "Measurement Of The Production Cross Section Of A W Boson In Association With Two b Jets In pp Collisions At √s=8TeV" (2017). Aerospace, Physics, and Space Science Faculty Publications. 162.