We study inclusive B-meson production in pp collisions at the LHC and compare experimental data with predictions of the general-mass variable-flavour-number scheme at next-to-leading order of perturbative QCD. We find almost perfect agreement provided that the factorization scale parameters and the parton distribution functions are chosen appropriately.
Benzke, M., Kniehl, B. A., Kramer, G., Schienbein, I., & Spiesberger, H. (2019). B-meson production in the general-mass variable-flavour-number scheme and LHC data. European Physical Journal C, 79(10). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7326-y