Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of two bottom-antibottom pairs at the LHC.

  title={Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of two bottom-antibottom pairs at the LHC.},
  author={Nicolas Greiner and Alberto Guffanti and Thomas Reiter and J{\"u}rgen Reuter},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={107 10},
We report the results of a computation of the full next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of two bb pairs at the LHC. This calculation at the parton level provides predictions for well separated b jets. The results show that the next-to-leading order corrections lead to an enhancement of the cross section for the central scale choice by roughly 50% with respect to the leading order result. The theoretical uncertainty estimated by variation of the renormalization and… 

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