QCD analysis of first b cross section data at 1 . 96 TeV

@inproceedings{Cacciari2008QCDAO,
  title={QCD analysis of first b cross section data at 1 . 96 TeV},
  author={Matteo Cacciari},
  year={2008}
}
The first data on bottom quark production in pp̄ collisions at 1.96 TeV have recently been obtained by the CDF collaboration. These data probe the region of pT ∼ 0, providing a new invaluable input on the issue of the compatibility between next-to-leadingorder (NLO) QCD and data. We reconsider the evaluation of the b cross section, in view of recent theoretical developments, and of the latest inputs on structure function fits. We show that the new CDF measurements are in good agreement with NLO… CONTINUE READING