Physical Review D 74,3 (2006) 32008;
A measurement of the inclusive bottom jet cross section is presented for events containing a Z boson in p (p) over bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV using the Collider Detector at Fermilab. Z bosons are identified in their electron and muon decay modes, and b jets with E-T > 20 GeV and vertical bar eta vertical bar < 1.5 are identified by reconstructing a secondary decay vertex. The measurement is based on an integrated luminosity of about 330 pb(-1). A cross section times branching ratio of sigma(Z+b jets)xB(Z ->center dot(+)center dot(-))=0.93 +/- 0.36 pb is found, where B(Z ->center dot(+)center dot(-)) is the branching ratio of the Z boson or gamma(*) into a single flavor dilepton pair (e or mu) in the mass range between 66 and 116 GeV/c(2). The ratio of b jets to the total number of jets of any flavor in the Z sample, within the same kinematic range as the b jets, is 2.36 +/- 0.92%. Here, the uncertainties are the quadratic sum of statistical and systematic uncertainties. Predictions made with next-to-leading order QCD agree, within experimental and theoretical uncertainties, with these measurements.
h1 vertex detector;; yan k-factor;; drell-yan;; electromagnetic calorimeter;; parton distributions;; fixed-target;; cdf;; energies;; order;; q(2)
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