The leading-order process for the production of a Z boson and a heavy-quark jet at hadron colliders is [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] We calculate this cross section at next-to-leading order at the Fermilab Tevatron and the CERN LHC, and compare it with other sources of ZQ events. This process is a background to new physics, and can be used to measure the heavy-quark distribution function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)