Measurement of $\sigma(pp \to b \bar{b} X)$ at $\sqrt{s}=7~\rm{TeV}$ in the forward region

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, R. ; Abellan Beteta, C. ; Adeva, B. ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 694 (2010) 209-216, 2010.
Inspire Record 867355 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.60039

Decays of $b$ hadrons into final states containing a $D^0$ meson and a muon are used to measure the $b\bar{b}$ production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. In the pseudorapidity interval $2 < \eta < 6$ and integrated over all transverse momenta we find that the average cross-section to produce $b$-flavoured or $\bar{b}$-flavoured hadrons is ($75.3 \pm 5.4 \pm 13.0$) microbarns.

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The cross section for b-flavoured hadrons (HADRON/B) as a function of pseudorapidity in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Cross sections are shown using fragmentation fractions both from LEP and from the Tevatron. See comment above regarding this latter point.

The cross section for b-flavoured hadrons (HADRON/B) over the pseudorapidity range 2.0-6.0 in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Cross sections are shown using fragmentation fractions both from LEP and from the Tevatron. See comment above regarding this latter point.