Measurement of the b-hadron production cross section using decays to D*+ μ − X final states in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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The b-hadron production cross section is measured with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, using 3.3 pb−1 of integrated luminosity, collected during the 2010 LHC run. The b-hadrons are selected by partially reconstructing D*+μ−X final states. Differential cross sections are measured as functions of the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity. The measured production cross section for a b-hadron with pT > 9 GeV and |η| < 2.5 is 32.7±0.8(stat.)+4.5−6.8(syst.) μb, higher than the next-to-leadingorder QCD predictions but consistent within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties.