Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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December 2000


Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. Lett. VOLUME 85, NUMBER 24 (2000). Copyright © 2000 American Physical Society. Used by permission.


Bottom-quark production in p̅p collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV is studied with 5 pb-1 of data collected in 1995 by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The differential production cross section for b jets in the central rapidity region (∣yb∣< 1) as a function of jet transverse energy is extracted from a muon-tagged jet sample. Within experimental and theoretical uncertainties, D0 results are found to be higher than, but compatible with, next-to-leading-order QCD predictions.

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