# Inclusive $$B$$ -meson production at small $$p_T$$ in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme

The European Physical Journal C, Mar 2015

We calculate the cross section for the inclusive production of $$B$$ mesons in $$pp$$ and $$p\bar{p}$$ collisions at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme and show that a suitable choice of factorization scales leads to a smooth transition to the fixed-flavor-number scheme. Our numerical results are in good agreement with data from the Tevatron and LHC experiments at small and at large transverse momenta.

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B. A. Kniehl, G. Kramer, I. Schienbein, H. Spiesberger. Inclusive $$B$$ -meson production at small $$p_T$$ in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme, The European Physical Journal C, 2015, 140, DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3360-6