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Higher Harmonic Anisotropic Flow Measurements of Charged

Particles in Pb-Pb Collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV


ALICE Collaboration, ; Midori, J.; Obayashi, H.; Sakaguchi,

H.; Shigaki, Kenta; Sugitate, Toru; Torii, H.


Physical Review Letters , 107 (3) : 032301-1 - 032301-10

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Higher Harmonic Anisotropic Flow Measurements of Charged Particles

in Pb-Pb Collisions at





¼ 2:76 TeV

K. Aamodt et al.* (ALICE Collaboration)

(Received 19 May 2011; published 11 July 2011)

We report on the first measurement of the triangular v3, quadrangular v4, and pentagonal v5charged

particle flow in Pb-Pb collisions at ffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffisNN


¼ 2:76 TeV measured with the ALICE detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. We show that the triangular flow can be described in terms of the initial spatial anisotropy and its fluctuations, which provides strong constraints on its origin. In the most central events,

where the elliptic flow v2and v3have similar magnitude, a double peaked structure in the two-particle

azimuthal correlations is observed, which is often interpreted as a Mach cone response to fast partons. We show that this structure can be naturally explained from the measured anisotropic flow Fourier coefficients.

DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.032301 PACS numbers: 25.75.Ld, 05.70.Fh, 25.75.Gz

The quark-gluon plasma is a state of matter whose existence at high-energy density is predicted by quantum chromodynamics. The creation of this state of matter in the laboratory and the study of its properties are the main goals of the ultrarelativistic nuclear collision program. One of the experimental observables that is sensitive to the prop-erties of this matter is the azimuthal distribution of parti-cles in the plane perpendicular to the beam direction. When nuclei collide at nonzero impact parameter (noncentral collisions), the geometrical overlap region is anisotropic. This initial spatial asymmetry is converted via multiple collisions into an anisotropic momentum distribution of the

produced particles [1].

The azimuthal anisotropy is usually characterized by the Fourier coefficients [2,3]:

vn¼ hcos½nð  nÞi; (1)

where  is the azimuthal angle of the particle, n is the

angle of the initial state spatial plane of symmetry, and n is the order of the harmonic. Because the planes of symmetry

n are not known experimentally, the anisotropic flow

coefficients are estimated from measured correlations be-tween the observed particles. The second Fourier

coeffi-cient v2is called elliptic flow and has been studied in detail

in recent years [4]. Large values of elliptic flow at the LHC

were recently observed by the ALICE Collaboration [5].

In a noncentral heavy ion collision the beam axis and the

impact parameter define the reaction plane RP. Assuming

a smooth matter distribution in the colliding nuclei, the

plane of symmetry is the reaction plane n ¼ RPand the

odd Fourier coefficients are zero by symmetry. However, due to fluctuations in the matter distribution, including contributions from fluctuations in the positions of the participating nucleons in the nuclei, the plane of symmetry fluctuates event by event around the reaction plane. This plane of symmetry is determined by the participating

nu-cleons and is therefore called the participant plane PP[6].

Event-by-event fluctuations of the spatial asymmetry

gen-erate additional odd harmonic symmetry planes n, which

are predicted to give rise to the odd harmonics like v3and

v5 [7–13].

The large elliptic flow at the Relativistic Heavy Ion

Collider (RHIC) [14,15] and at the LHC [5] provides

compelling evidence for strongly interacting matter which appears to behave like an almost perfect (inviscid) fluid

[16]. Deviations from this ideal case are controlled by the

ratio =s of shear viscosity to entropy density. Because the effect of shear viscosity is to dampen all coefficients, with

a larger decrease for higher order coefficients [12,17], it

has been argued that the magnitude and transverse

mo-mentum dependence of the coefficients v3and v5is a more

sensitive measure of =s [11]. Therefore a measurement of

these Fourier coefficients at the LHC provides strong con-straints on the initial geometry, its fluctuations, as well as on the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio.

In this Letter we report the first measurement of the

anisotropic flow coefficients v3, v4, and v5 of charged

particles in Pb-Pb collisions at the center of mass energy per nucleon pair ffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffisNN


¼ 2:76 TeV, with the ALICE

de-tector [18–20]. The data were recorded in November 2010

during the first run with heavy ions at the LHC.

For this analysis the ALICE inner tracking system (ITS) and the time projection chamber (TPC) were used to reconstruct charged particle tracks. The VZERO counters and the silicon pixel detector (SPD) were used for the trigger. The VZERO counters are two scintillator arrays providing both amplitude and timing information, covering *Full author list given at the end of the article.

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the pseudorapidity range 2:8 <  < 5:1 (VZERO-A) and 3:7 <  < 1:7 (VZERO-C). The SPD is the innermost part of the ITS, consisting of two cylindrical layers of hybrid silicon pixel assemblies covering the range of jj < 2:0 and jj < 1:4 for the inner and outer layer, respec-tively. The minimum-bias interaction trigger required the

following three conditions [21]: (i) two pixel chip hits in

the outer layer of the silicon pixel detectors, (ii) a signal in VZERO-A, and (iii) a signal in VZERO-C. Deflection of neutral recoils, which is sensitive to the directed flow of spectators, is measured with two neutron zero degree cal-orimeters (ZDCs) installed on each side, 114 m from the interaction point. Only events with a vertex found within 7 cm from the center of the detector along the beam line were used in the analysis. This is to ensure a uniform acceptance in the central pseudorapidity region jj <

0:8. An event sample of 5  106 Pb-Pb collisions passed

the selection criteria and was analyzed as a function of collision centrality, determined by cuts on the VZERO

multiplicity as described in [21]. Based on the strong

correlation between the collision centrality determined by the ZDC, TPC, SPD, and VZERO detectors, the resolution in centrality is found to be <0:5% rms for the most central collisions (0%–5%), increasing towards 2% rms for pe-ripheral collisions (e.g., 70%–80%). This resolution is also

in agreement with our Monte Carlo (MC) Glauber [22]


The analysis was, as in [5], performed using tracks

measured with only the TPC and for tracks using the ITS and TPC. These two measurements have very different acceptance and efficiency corrections, and provide an es-timate of a possible residual bias which may be present,

after correction, for small values of the harmonics [23]. For

both measurements, charged particles were selected with high reconstruction efficiency and minimal contamination from photon conversions and secondary charged particles

produced in the detector material as described in [5]. From

Monte Carlo simulations of HIJING [24] events using a

GEANT3[25] detector simulation and event reconstruction,

the estimated contamination is less than 6% at pt¼

0:2 GeV=c and drops below 1% at pt> 1 GeV=c. In this

Letter we present the results obtained using the TPC stand-alone tracks, because of the smaller corrections for the azimuthal acceptance.

We report the anisotropic flow coefficients vnobtained

from two-particle correlations and from a four-particle

cumulant method [26], denoted vnf2g and vnf4g,

respec-tively. To calculate the four-particle cumulants we used the

method proposed in [23]. The vnf2g and vnf4g

measure-ments have different sensitivity to flow fluctuations and contributions from nonflow. The nonflow contribution arises from correlations between the particles unrelated to the initial geometry. The contribution from flow fluctua-tions is positive for vnf2g while it is negative for vnf4g [27].

Because the odd harmonics are expected to be completely

due to event-by-event fluctuations in the initial spatial geometry, the comparison of these two- and four-particle cumulants provides a strong constraint on the initial spatial geometry fluctuations.

The nonflow contribution to the two-particle correla-tions is not known and might be significant. We utilize four methods to study and correct for nonflow

contribu-tions to the vnf2g coefficients. First, we compare vnf2g for

like and unlike charge-sign combinations since they have different contributions from resonance decay and jet frag-mentation. Second, we used different pseudorapidity gap requirements between the two particles since larger gaps

reduce the nonflow contributions. Third, we utilizeHIJING

(a perturbative quantum chromodynamics inspired model which does not include flow) to estimate these contribu-tions, and, finally, we estimate the nonflow from the corre-lations measured in proton-proton collisions. All of these methods indicate that nonflow effects are smaller than 10%. In this Letter we use the dependence of the correla-tions on pseudorapidity distance between particles as an estimate of nonflow.

Figure1(a)shows v2, v3, and v4 integrated over the pt

range 0:2 < pt< 5:0 GeV=c as a function of centrality. The

v2f2g, v3f2g, and v4f2g are shown for particles with jj >

1:0 and corrected for the estimated remaining nonflow

con-tribution based on the correlation measured in HIJING. The

total systematic uncertainty is shown as a band and fully

includes this residual correction. The measured v3is smaller

than v2and does not depend strongly on centrality. The v3is

compatible with predictions for Pb-Pb collisions from a hydrodynamic model calculation with Glauber initial con-ditions and =s ¼ 0:08 and larger than for MC-KLN

(Kharzeev-Levin-Nardi) color glass condensate (CGC) [28]

initial conditions with =s ¼ 0:16 [11], suggesting a small

value of =s for the matter created in these collisions. The

v3f4g is about a factor 2 smaller than the two-particle

measurement which can, as explained in [29], be understood

if v3 originates predominantly from event-by-event

fluctua-tions of the initial spatial geometry. For these event-by-event

fluctuations of the spatial geometry, the symmetry plane 3

is expected to be uncorrelated (or correlated very weakly

[30]) with the reaction plane RPand with 2. We evaluate

the correlations between 3 and RP using the first-order

event plane from the ZDC via v3=RP ¼ hcosð31 3RPÞi

and the correlation between 3 and 2 with a five-particle

correlator hcosð31þ 32 23 24 25Þi=v32 ¼


3=2. In Fig.1(a)v3=RP and v


3=2 are shown as a function

of centrality. These correlations are indeed, within uncertain-ties, consistent with zero, as expected from a triangular flow that originates predominantly from event-by-event fluctua-tions of the initial spatial geometry.

To investigate the role of viscosity further we calculate the ratios v2="2 and v3="3, where "2 and "3 are the

ellipticity and triangularity of the initial spatial geometry, defined by





hr2i ; (2)

where the brackets denote an average which traditionally is taken over the position of participating (wounded)

nucle-ons in a Glauber model [22].

Under the assumption that vnis proportional to "n, vnf2g

is proportional to "nf2g [27]. Figure1(b)shows the ratios

vn="n for eccentricities calculated with a Glauber and a

MC-KLN CGC [28] model, denoted by "W

nf2g and


n f2g, respectively. We find that for a Glauber model

the magnitude of v3f2g="3f2g is smaller than v2f2g="2f2g,

which would indicate significant viscous corrections. For

MC-KLN CGC calculations the ratios v2f2g="2f2g and

v3f2g="3f2g are almost equal for the most central

colli-sions, as expected for an almost ideal fluid [11]. In

addition, we notice that the ratio v3f2g="3f2g decreases

faster than v2f2g="2f2g toward more peripheral collisions,

which is expected due to larger viscous corrections to v3.

The centrality dependence of the triangular flow differs significantly from that of elliptic flow. This might be due to two reasons: either the centrality dependence of the spatial ellipticity and triangularity are different and/or the viscous effects are different. However, in a small centrality range, such as 0%–5%, viscous effects do not change much and there one might be directly sensitive to the change in the initial spatial geometry. Our calculations show that even in this small centrality range, the ratio "2="3changes

signifi-cantly, which allows us to investigate further the geomet-rical origin of elliptical and triangular flow. In Fig.2v2f2g

and v3f2g are plotted in 1% centrality bins for the 5% most

central collisions. We observe that v3f2g does not change

much versus centrality (as would be expected if v3 is

dominated by event-by-event fluctuations of the initial

geometry) while v2f2g increases by about 60%. We

com-pare this dependence of vnf2g to the centrality dependence

of the eccentricities "nf2g for initial conditions from

MC-KLN CGC and Monte Carlo Glauber model. We observe

that the weak dependence of v3f2g is described by both

calculations while the relative strong dependence of v2f2g

on centrality is only described for the MC-KLN CGC initial conditions.

The harmonics v2f2g, v3f2g, v4f2g, and v5f2g as a

func-tion of transverse momentum are shown for the 30%–40%,

0%–5%, and 0%–2% centrality classes in Fig. 3. For the

30%–40% centrality class the results are compared to hydrodynamic predictions using Glauber initial conditions for different values of =s [31]. We observe that, at low pt,

the different pt dependence of v2 and v3 is described

well by these hydrodynamic predictions. However, the

centrality percentile 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 0.015 0.02 0.025 0.03 0.035 | > 1} η ∆ {2, | 2 v | > 1} η ∆ {2, | 3 v {2} CGC n ε × 1,n k {2} W n ε × 2,n k

FIG. 2 (color online). v2and v3as a function of centrality for

the 5% most central collisions compared to calculations of the spatial eccentricities, "W

nf2g and "CGCn f2g. The eccentricities have

been scaled to match the 2%–3% data using k1 and k2.

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 n v 0 0.05 0.1 (a) | > 1} {2, | 2 v | > 1} {2, | 3 v | > 1} {2, | 4 v {4} 3 v RP 3/ v 2 2 3/ v 100 centrality percentile 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 n /n v 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 (b) {2} CGC 2 / | > 1} {2, | 2 v {2} CGC 3 / | > 1} {2, | 3 v {2} W 2 / | > 1} {2, | 2 v {2} W 3 / | > 1} {2, | 3 v

FIG. 1 (color online). (a) v2, v3, and v4integrated over the pt

range 0:2 < pt< 5:0 GeV=c as a function of event centrality,

with the more central (peripheral) collisions shown on the

left-(right-)hand side, respectively. Full and open squares show v3f2g

and v3f4g, respectively. In addition we show v23=2 and v3=RP,

which represent the triangular flow measured relative to the second order event plane and the reaction plane, respectively

(for the definitions, see text). (b) v2f2; jj > 1g and

v3f2; jj > 1g divided by the corresponding eccentricity versus

centrality percentile for Glauber [22] and MC-KLN CGC [28]

initial conditions.


magnitude of v2ðptÞ is better described by =s ¼ 0 while

for v3ðptÞ =s ¼ 0:08 provides a better description. We

anticipate future comparisons utilizing MC-KLN initial conditions.

For central collisions 0%–5% we observe that at pt

2 GeV=c v3becomes equal to v2and at pt 3 GeV=c v4

also reaches the same magnitude as v2 and v3. For more

central collisions 0%–2%, we observe that v3 becomes

equal to v2 at lower pt and reaches significantly larger

values than v2 at higher pt. The same is true for v4

compared to v2.

We compare the structures found with azimuthal corre-lations between triggered and associated particles to those

described by the measured vn components. The

two-particle azimuthal correlations are measured by calculating

CðÞ Nmixed




; (3)

where  ¼ trig assoc. dNsame=d (dNmixed=d)

is the number of associated particles as function of 

within the same (different) event, and Nsame (Nmixed) the

total number of associated particles in dNsame=d

(dNmixed=d). Figure4shows the azimuthal correlation

observed in very central collisions 0%–1%, for trigger

particles in the range 2 < pt< 3 GeV=c with associated

particles in 1 < pt< 2 GeV=c for pairs in jj > 1. We

observe a clear doubly peaked correlation structure cen-tered opposite to the trigger particle. This feature has been observed at lower energies in broader centrality bins

[32,33], but only after subtraction of the elliptic flow

component. This two-peak structure has been interpreted as an indication for various jet-medium modifications

(i.e., Mach cones) [32,33] and more recently as a

manifes-tation of triangular flow [10–13]. We therefore compare the

azimuthal correlation shape expected from v2, v3, v4, and

v5evaluated at corresponding transverse momenta with the

measured two-particle azimuthal triggered correlation and find that the combination of these harmonics gives a natu-ral description of the observed correlation structure on the away side. (rad) φ ∆ -1 0 1 2 3 4 )φ ∆ C( 0.992 0.994 0.996 0.998 1 1.002 1.004 1.006 1.008 1.01 < 3.0 t,trig 2.0 < p < 2.0 t,assoc 1.0 < p | < 0.8 η Centrality 0%-1%, | | > 1 η ∆ | | > 1} η ∆ {2, | 2,3,4,5 v

FIG. 4 (color online). The two-particle azimuthal correlation,

measured in 0 <  <  and shown symmetrized over 2,

between a trigger particle with 2 < pt< 3 GeV=c and an

asso-ciated particle with 1 < pt< 2 GeV=c for the 0%–1% centrality

class. The solid red line shows the sum of the measured aniso-tropic flow Fourier coefficients v2, v3, v4, and v5(dashed lines).

1 2 3 4 5 n v 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 (a) Centrality 30%-40% {2} 2 v {2} 3 v {2} 4 v {2} 5 v /s = 0.0) ( 2 v /s = 0.08) ( 2 v /s = 0.0) ( 3 v /s = 0.08) ( 3 v 1 2 3 4 5 n v 0 0.05 0.1 (b) Centrality 0%-5% {2} 2 v {2} 3 v {2} 4 v {2} 5 v ) c (GeV/ t p 0 1 2 3 4 5 n v 0 0.05 0.1 Centrality 0%-2% (c) {2} 2 v {2} 3 v {2} 4 v {2} 5 v

FIG. 3 (color online). v2, v3, v4, v5as a function of transverse

momentum and for three event centralities. The full and open symbols are for  > 0:2 and  > 1:0, respectively. (a) 30%– 40% compared to hydrodynamic model calculations, (b) 0%–5% centrality percentile, (c) 0%–2% centrality percentile.


In summary, we have presented the first measurement at

the LHC of triangular v3, quadrangular v4, and pentagonal

particle flow v5. We have shown that the triangular flow

and its fluctuations can be understood from the initial spatial anisotropy. The transverse momentum dependence

of v2and v3compared to model calculations favors a small

value of the shear viscosity to entropy ratio =s. For the

5% most central collisions we have shown that v2 rises

strongly with centrality in 1% centrality percentiles. The

strong change in v2 and the small change in v3 as a

function of centrality in these 1% centrality percentile classes follow the centrality dependence of the correspond-ing spatial anisotropies. The two-particle azimuthal corre-lation for the 0%–1% centrality class exhibits a double peak structure around    (the ‘‘away side’’) without the subtraction of elliptic flow. We have shown that the measured anisotropic flow Fourier coefficients give a natu-ral description of this structure.

The ALICE Collaboration would like to thank all its engineers and technicians for their invaluable contributions to the construction of the experiment and the CERN ac-celerator teams for the outstanding performance of the LHC complex. The ALICE Collaboration acknowledges the following funding agencies for their support in building and running the ALICE detector: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from Lisbon and Swiss Fonds Kidagan,

Armenia; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento

Cientı´fico e Tecnolo´gico (CNPq), Financiadora de

Estudos e Projetos (FINEP), Fundac¸a˜o de Amparoa` Pesquisa do Estado de Sa˜o Paulo (FAPESP); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Ministry of Education (CMOE), and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MSTC); Ministry of Education and Youth of the Czech Republic; Danish Natural Science Research Council, the Carlsberg

Foundation, and the Danish National Research

Foundation; The European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme; Helsinki Institute of Physics and the Academy of Finland; French CNRS-IN2P3, the ‘‘Region Pays de Loire,’’

‘‘Region Alsace,’’ ‘‘Region Auvergne,’’ and CEA,

France; German BMBF and the Helmholtz Association; Hungarian OTKA and National Oce for Research and Technology (NKTH); Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) of Italy; MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research, Japan; Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna; National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF);

CONACYT, DGAPA, Me´xico, ALFA-EC, and the

HELEN Program (High-Energy physics Latin-American–

European Network); Stichting voor Fundamenteel

Onderzoek der Materie (FOM) and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Netherlands; Research Council of Norway (NFR); Polish

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J. Bielcˇı´kova´,4A. Bilandzic,55E. Biolcati,7,49F. Blanco,48F. Blanco,56D. Blau,16C. Blume,31M. Boccioli,7

N. Bock,26A. Bogdanov,57H. Bøggild,45M. Bogolyubsky,58L. Boldizsa´r,8M. Bombara,41,59C. Bombonati,53

J. Book,31H. Borel,37A. Borissov,47C. Bortolin,53S. Bose,60F. Bossu´,7,49M. Botje,55S. Bo¨ttger,61B. Boyer,62

P. Braun-Munzinger,24L. Bravina,63M. Bregant,30T. Breitner,61M. Broz,64R. Brun,7E. Bruna,5G. E. Bruno,21

D. Budnikov,65H. Buesching,31S. Bufalino,49K. Bugaiev,19O. Busch,25Z. Buthelezi,66D. Caffarri,53X. Cai,67

H. Caines,5E. Calvo Villar,68P. Camerini,69V. Canoa Roman,70,71G. Cara Romeo,29F. Carena,7W. Carena,7

N. Carlin Filho,72F. Carminati,7A. Casanova Dı´az,52M. Caselle,7J. Castillo Castellanos,37

J. F. Castillo Hernandez,24V. Catanescu,23C. Cavicchioli,7J. Cepila,54P. Cerello,17B. Chang,35,73S. Chapeland,7

J. L. Charvet,37S. Chattopadhyay,60S. Chattopadhyay,11M. Cherney,74C. Cheshkov,7,75B. Cheynis,75

V. Chibante Barroso,7D. D. Chinellato,76P. Chochula,7M. Chojnacki,77P. Christakoglou,77C. H. Christensen,45

P. Christiansen,78T. Chujo,79C. Cicalo,80L. Cifarelli,9,7F. Cindolo,29J. Cleymans,66F. Coccetti,18J.-P. Coffin,46

G. Conesa Balbastre,32Z. Conesa del Valle,7,46P. Constantin,25G. Contin,69J. G. Contreras,70T. M. Cormier,47

Y. Corrales Morales,49P. Cortese,81I. Corte´s Maldonado,71M. R. Cosentino,76F. Costa,7M. E. Cotallo,56

E. Crescio,70P. Crochet,13E. Cuautle,82L. Cunqueiro,52A. Dainese,53,28H. H. Dalsgaard,45A. Danu,83I. Das,60

D. Das,60S. Dash,17A. Dash,39S. De,11A. De Azevedo Moregula,52G. O. V. de Barros,72A. De Caro,84

G. de Cataldo,85J. de Cuveland,20A. De Falco,86D. De Gruttola,84H. Delagrange,30E. Del Castillo Sanchez,7

Y. Delgado Mercado,68G. Dellacasa,81A. Deloff,87V. Demanov,65N. De Marco,17E. De´nes,8S. De Pasquale,84

A. Deppman,72G. D. Erasmo,21R. de Rooij,77D. Di Bari,21T. Dietel,43C. Di Giglio,21S. Di Liberto,88

A. Di Mauro,7P. Di Nezza,52R. Divia`,7Ø. Djuvsland,1A. Dobrin,47,78T. Dobrowolski,87I. Domı´nguez,82

B. Do¨nigus,24O. Dordic,63O. Driga,30A. K. Dubey,11L. Ducroux,75P. Dupieux,13M. R. Dutta Majumdar,11

A. K. Dutta Majumdar,60D. Elia,85D. Emschermann,43H. Engel,61H. A. Erdal,89B. Espagnon,62M. Estienne,30

S. Esumi,79D. Evans,41S. Evrard,7G. Eyyubova,63C. W. Fabjan,90D. Fabris,53,28J. Faivre,32D. Falchieri,9

A. Fantoni,52M. Fasel,24R. Fearick,66A. Fedunov,44D. Fehlker,1V. Fekete,64D. Felea,83G. Feofilov,22

A. Ferna´ndez Te´llez,71R. Ferretti,81,7A. Ferretti,49M. A. S. Figueredo,72S. Filchagin,65R. Fini,85D. Finogeev,91


U. Frankenfeld,24U. Fuchs,7F. Furano,7C. Furget,32M. Fusco Girard,84J. J. Gaardhøje,45S. Gadrat,32

M. Gagliardi,49A. Gago,68M. Gallio,49D. R. Gangadharan,26P. Ganoti,34C. Garabatos,24E. Garcia-Solis,94

R. Gemme,81J. Gerhard,20M. Germain,30C. Geuna,37M. Gheata,7A. Gheata,7B. Ghidini,21P. Ghosh,11

P. Gianotti,52M. R. Girard,95P. Giubellino,7,49E. Gladysz-Dziadus,42P. Gla¨ssel,25R. Gomez,96E. G. Ferreiro,33

L. H. Gonza´lez-Trueba,10P. Gonza´lez-Zamora,56S. Gorbunov,20S. Gotovac,97V. Grabski,10L. K. Graczykowski,95

R. Grajcarek,25A. Grelli,77C. Grigoras,7A. Grigoras,7V. Grigoriev,57S. Grigoryan,44A. Grigoryan,98B. Grinyov,19

N. Grion,92P. Gros,78J. F. Grosse-Oetringhaus,7J.-Y. Grossiord,75F. Guber,91R. Guernane,32C. Guerra Gutierrez,68

B. Guerzoni,9M. Guilbaud,75K. Gulbrandsen,45H. Gulkanyan,98T. Gunji,99R. Gupta,51A. Gupta,51H. Gutbrod,24

Ø. Haaland,1C. Hadjidakis,62M. Haiduc,83H. Hamagaki,99G. Hamar,8B. H. Han,100L. D. Hanratty,41

Z. Harmanova,59J. W. Harris,5M. Hartig,31D. Hasegan,83D. Hatzifotiadou,29A. Hayrapetyan,7,98M. Heide,43

M. Heinz,5H. Helstrup,89A. Herghelegiu,23G. Herrera Corral,70N. Herrmann,25K. F. Hetland,89B. Hicks,5

P. T. Hille,5B. Hippolyte,46T. Horaguchi,79Y. Hori,99P. Hristov,7I. Hrˇivna´cˇova´,62M. Huang,1S. Huber,24

T. J. Humanic,26D. S. Hwang,100R. Ilkaev,65I. Ilkiv,87M. Inaba,79E. Incani,86G. M. Innocenti,49M. Ippolitov,16

M. Irfan,12C. Ivan,24V. Ivanov,50A. Ivanov,22M. Ivanov,24A. Jachołkowski,7P. M. Jacobs,101L. Jancurova´,44

S. Jangal,46M. A. Janik,95R. Janik,64P. H. S. Y. Jayarathna,47,48S. Jena,102L. Jirden,7G. T. Jones,41P. G. Jones,41

P. Jovanovic´,41W. Jung,14H. Jung,14A. Jusko,41A. B. Kaidalov,15S. Kalcher,20P. Kalinˇa´k,38M. Kalisky,43

T. Kalliokoski,35A. Kalweit,103R. Kamermans,77K. Kanaki,1J. H. Kang,73E. Kang,14V. Kaplin,57

A. Karasu Uysal,7,104O. Karavichev,91T. Karavicheva,91E. Karpechev,91A. Kazantsev,16U. Kebschull,61

R. Keidel,105M. M. Khan,12P. Khan,60A. Khanzadeev,50Y. Kharlov,58B. Kileng,89S. Kim,100B. Kim,73

D. J. Kim,35S. H. Kim,14D. S. Kim,14D. W. Kim,14J. H. Kim,100J. S. Kim,14M. Kim,73S. Kirsch,20,7I. Kisel,20

S. Kiselev,15A. Kisiel,7J. L. Klay,106J. Klein,25C. Klein-Bo¨sing,43M. Kliemant,31A. Kluge,7M. L. Knichel,24

K. Koch,25M. K. Ko¨hler,24A. Kolojvari,22V. Kondratiev,22N. Kondratyeva,57A. Konevskih,91E. Kornas´,42

C. Kottachchi Kankanamge Don,47R. Kour,41M. Kowalski,42S. Kox,32G. Koyithatta Meethaleveedu,102

K. Kozlov,16J. Kral,35I. Kra´lik,38F. Kramer,31I. Kraus,24T. Krawutschke,25,107M. Kretz,20M. Krivda,41,38

F. Krizek,35M. Krus,54E. Kryshen,50M. Krzewicki,55Y. Kucheriaev,16C. Kuhn,46P. G. Kuijer,55P. Kurashvili,87

A. Kurepin,91A. B. Kurepin,91A. Kuryakin,65S. Kushpil,4V. Kushpil,4H. Kvaerno,63M. J. Kweon,25Y. Kwon,73

P. Ladro´n de Guevara,56,82V. Lafage,62I. Lakomov,22C. Lara,61A. Lardeux,30P. La Rocca,40D. T. Larsen,1

C. Lazzeroni,41R. Lea,69Y. Le Bornec,62K. S. Lee,14S. C. Lee,14F. Lefe`vre,30J. Lehnert,31L. Leistam,7

M. Lenhardt,30V. Lenti,85H. Leo´n,10I. Leo´n Monzo´n,96H. Leo´n Vargas,31P. Le´vai,8X. Li,108J. Lien,1R. Lietava,41

S. Lindal,63V. Lindenstruth,20C. Lippmann,24,7M. A. Lisa,26L. Liu,1P. I. Loenne,1V. R. Loggins,47V. Loginov,57

S. Lohn,7D. Lohner,25C. Loizides,101K. K. Loo,35X. Lopez,13M. Lo´pez Noriega,62E. Lo´pez Torres,3

G. Løvhøiden,63X.-G. Lu,25P. Luettig,31M. Lunardon,53G. Luparello,49L. Luquin,30C. Luzzi,7K. Ma,67R. Ma,5

D. M. Madagodahettige-Don,48A. Maevskaya,91M. Mager,103,7D. P. Mahapatra,39A. Maire,46M. Malaev,50

I. Maldonado Cervantes,82D. Mal’Kevich,15P. Malzacher,24A. Mamonov,65L. Mangotra,51V. Manko,16

F. Manso,13V. Manzari,85Y. Mao,32,67M. Marchisone,13,49J. Maresˇ,109G. V. Margagliotti,69,92A. Margotti,29

A. Marı´n,24C. Markert,110I. Martashvili,111P. Martinengo,7M. I. Martı´nez,71A. Martı´nez Davalos,10

G. Martı´nez Garcı´a,30Y. Martynov,19A. Mas,30S. Masciocchi,24M. Masera,49A. Masoni,80L. Massacrier,75

M. Mastromarco,85A. Mastroserio,7Z. L. Matthews,41A. Matyja,42,30D. Mayani,82M. A. Mazzoni,88F. Meddi,112

A. Menchaca-Rocha,10P. Mendez Lorenzo,7J. Mercado Pe´rez,25M. Meres,64Y. Miake,79J. Midori,113L. Milano,49

J. Milosevic,63A. Mischke,77D. Mis´kowiec,24,7C. Mitu,83J. Mlynarz,47B. Mohanty,11A. K. Mohanty,7L. Molnar,7

L. Montan˜o Zetina,70M. Monteno,17E. Montes,56M. Morando,53D. A. Moreira De Godoy,72S. Moretto,53

A. Morsch,7V. Muccifora,52E. Mudnic,97S. Muhuri,11H. Mu¨ller,7M. G. Munhoz,72L. Musa,7A. Musso,17

J. L. Nagle,45B. K. Nandi,102R. Nania,29E. Nappi,85C. Nattrass,111F. Navach,21S. Navin,41T. K. Nayak,11

S. Nazarenko,65G. Nazarov,65A. Nedosekin,15M. Nicassio,21B. S. Nielsen,45T. Niida,79S. Nikolaev,16

V. Nikolic,27S. Nikulin,16V. Nikulin,50B. S. Nilsen,74M. S. Nilsson,63F. Noferini,29G. Nooren,77N. Novitzky,35

A. Nyanin,16A. Nyatha,102C. Nygaard,45J. Nystrand,1H. Obayashi,113A. Ochirov,22H. Oeschler,103,7S. K. Oh,14

J. Oleniacz,95C. Oppedisano,17A. Ortiz Velasquez,82G. Ortona,7,49A. Oskarsson,78P. Ostrowski,95

J. Otwinowski,24K. Oyama,25K. Ozawa,99Y. Pachmayer,25M. Pachr,54F. Padilla,49P. Pagano,7,84G. Paic´,82

F. Painke,20C. Pajares,33S. K. Pal,11S. Pal,37A. Palaha,41A. Palmeri,36G. S. Pappalardo,36W. J. Park,24

B. Pastircˇa´k,38D. I. Patalakha,58V. Paticchio,85A. Pavlinov,47T. Pawlak,95T. Peitzmann,77D. Peresunko,16

C. E. Pe´rez Lara,55D. Perini,7W. Peryt,95A. Pesci,29V. Peskov,7,82Y. Pestov,114A. J. Peters,7V. Petra´cˇek,54 032301-7


M. Petran,54M. Petris,23P. Petrov,41M. Petrovici,23C. Petta,40S. Piano,92A. Piccotti,17M. Pikna,64P. Pillot,30

O. Pinazza,7L. Pinsky,48N. Pitz,31D. B. Piyarathna,47,48R. Platt,41M. Płoskon´,101J. Pluta,95T. Pocheptsov,44,63

S. Pochybova,8P. L. M. Podesta-Lerma,96M. G. Poghosyan,49K. Pola´k,109B. Polichtchouk,58A. Pop,23

V. Pospı´sˇil,54B. Potukuchi,51S. K. Prasad,47R. Preghenella,18F. Prino,17C. A. Pruneau,47I. Pshenichnov,91

G. Puddu,86A. Pulvirenti,40,7V. Punin,65M. Putisˇ,59J. Putschke,5H. Qvigstad,63A. Rachevski,92A. Rademakers,7

S. Radomski,25T. S. Ra¨iha¨,35J. Rak,35A. Rakotozafindrabe,37L. Ramello,81A. Ramı´rez Reyes,70M. Rammler,43

R. Raniwala,115S. Raniwala,115S. S. Ra¨sa¨nen,35D. Rathee,6K. F. Read,111J. S. Real,32K. Redlich,87,116

P. Reichelt,31M. Reicher,77R. Renfordt,31A. R. Reolon,52A. Reshetin,91F. Rettig,20J.-P. Revol,7K. Reygers,25

H. Ricaud,103L. Riccati,17R. A. Ricci,117M. Richter,1,63P. Riedler,7W. Riegler,7F. Riggi,40,36

M. Rodrı´guez Cahuantzi,71D. Rohr,20D. Ro¨hrich,1R. Romita,24F. Ronchetti,52P. Rosinsky´,7P. Rosnet,13

S. Rossegger,7A. Rossi,53F. Roukoutakis,93S. Rousseau,62P. Roy,60C. Roy,46A. J. Rubio Montero,56R. Rui,69

E. Ryabinkin,16A. Rybicki,42S. Sadovsky,58K. Sˇafarˇı´k,7R. Sahoo,53P. K. Sahu,39P. Saiz,7H. Sakaguchi,113

S. Sakai,101D. Sakata,79C. A. Salgado,33S. Sambyal,51V. Samsonov,50X. Sanchez Castro,82L. Sˇa´ndor,38

A. Sandoval,10S. Sano,99M. Sano,79R. Santo,43R. Santoro,85J. Sarkamo,35P. Saturnini,13E. Scapparone,29

F. Scarlassara,53R. P. Scharenberg,118C. Schiaua,23R. Schicker,25C. Schmidt,24H. R. Schmidt,24,119S. Schreiner,7

S. Schuchmann,31J. Schukraft,7Y. Schutz,7,30K. Schwarz,24K. Schweda,25G. Scioli,9E. Scomparin,17R. Scott,111

P. A. Scott,41G. Segato,53I. Selyuzhenkov,24S. Senyukov,81S. Serci,86E. Serradilla,56A. Sevcenco,83I. Sgura,85

G. Shabratova,44R. Shahoyan,7S. Sharma,51N. Sharma,6K. Shigaki,113M. Shimomura,79K. Shtejer,3Y. Sibiriak,16

M. Siciliano,49E. Sicking,7T. Siemiarczuk,87D. Silvermyr,34G. Simonetti,21,7R. Singaraju,11R. Singh,51

S. Singha,11T. Sinha,60B. C. Sinha,11B. Sitar,64M. Sitta,81T. B. Skaali,63K. Skjerdal,1R. Smakal,54N. Smirnov,5

R. Snellings,55,77C. Søgaard,45R. Soltz,2H. Son,100M. Song,73J. Song,120C. Soos,7F. Soramel,53

M. Spyropoulou-Stassinaki,93B. K. Srivastava,118J. Stachel,25I. Stan,83G. Stefanek,87T. Steinbeck,20

M. Steinpreis,26E. Stenlund,78G. Steyn,66D. Stocco,30C. H. Stokkevag,1M. Stolpovskiy,58P. Strmen,64

A. A. P. Suaide,72M. A. Subieta Va´squez,49T. Sugitate,113C. Suire,62M. Sukhorukov,65M. Sˇumbera,4T. Susa,27

T. J. M. Symons,101A. Szanto de Toledo,72I. Szarka,64A. Szostak,1C. Tagridis,93J. Takahashi,76

J. D. Tapia Takaki,62A. Tauro,7G. Tejeda Mun˜oz,71A. Telesca,7C. Terrevoli,21J. Tha¨der,24D. Thomas,77

J. H. Thomas,24R. Tieulent,75A. R. Timmins,47,48D. Tlusty,54A. Toia,7H. Torii,113L. Toscano,17T. Traczyk,95

D. Truesdale,26W. H. Trzaska,35T. Tsuji,99A. Tumkin,65R. Turrisi,28A. J. Turvey,74T. S. Tveter,63J. Ulery,31

K. Ullaland,1A. Uras,86,75J. Urba´n,59G. M. Urciuoli,88G. L. Usai,86M. Vajzer,54M. Vala,44,38

L. Valencia Palomo,62S. Vallero,25N. van der Kolk,55P. Vande Vyvre,7M. van Leeuwen,77L. Vannucci,117

A. Vargas,71R. Varma,102M. Vasileiou,93A. Vasiliev,16V. Vechernin,22M. Veldhoen,77M. Venaruzzo,69

E. Vercellin,49S. Vergara,71D. C. Vernekohl,43R. Vernet,121M. Verweij,77L. Vickovic,97G. Viesti,53

O. Vikhlyantsev,65Z. Vilakazi,66O. Villalobos Baillie,41Y. Vinogradov,65A. Vinogradov,16L. Vinogradov,22

T. Virgili,84Y. P. Viyogi,11A. Vodopyanov,44K. Voloshin,15S. Voloshin,47G. Volpe,21B. von Haller,7D. Vranic,24

G. Øvrebekk,1J. Vrla´kova´,59B. Vulpescu,13A. Vyushin,65B. Wagner,1V. Wagner,54R. Wan,46,67Y. Wang,25

Y. Wang,67M. Wang,67D. Wang,67K. Watanabe,79J. P. Wessels,7,43U. Westerhoff,43J. Wiechula,25,119J. Wikne,63

M. Wilde,43A. Wilk,43G. Wilk,87M. C. S. Williams,29B. Windelband,25L. Xaplanteris Karampatsos,110

H. Yang,25,37 S. Yasnopolskiy,16J. Yi,120Z. Yin,67H. Yokoyama,79I.-K. Yoo,120J. Yoon,73X. Yuan,67

I. Yushmanov,16E. Zabrodin,63C. Zach,54C. Zampolli,7S. Zaporozhets,44A. Zarochentsev,22P. Za´vada,109

N. Zaviyalov,65H. Zbroszczyk,95P. Zelnicek,7,61A. Zenin,58I. Zgura,83M. Zhalov,50X. Zhang,13,67D. Zhou,67

F. Zhou,67Y. Zhou,77X. Zhu,67A. Zichichi,9,18G. Zinovjev,19Y. Zoccarato,75and M. Zynovyev19

(ALICE Collaboration)

1Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA

3Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnolo´gicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN), Havana, Cuba


Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Rˇ ezˇ u Prahy, Czech Republic

5Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

6Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

7European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland

8KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary


10Instituto de Fı´sica, Universidad Nacional Auto´noma de Me´xico, Mexico City, Mexico

11Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, India

12Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

13Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (LPC), Clermont Universite´, Universite´ Blaise Pascal,

CNRS-IN2P3, Clermont-Ferrand, France

14Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, South Korea

15Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia

16Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia


Sezione INFN, Turin, Italy

18Centro Fermi-Centro Studi e Ricerche e Museo Storico della Fisica ‘‘Enrico Fermi,’’ Rome, Italy

19Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev, Ukraine

20Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universita¨t Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

21Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica ‘‘M. Merlin’’ and Sezione INFN, Bari, Italy

22V. Fock Institute for Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

23National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest, Romania

24Research Division and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum fu¨r Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany

25Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universita¨t Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

26Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

27Rudjer Bosˇkovic´ Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

28Sezione INFN, Padova, Italy

29Sezione INFN, Bologna, Italy

30SUBATECH, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Universite´ de Nantes, CNRS-IN2P3, Nantes, France

31Institut fu¨r Kernphysik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universita¨t Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

32Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC), Universite´ Joseph Fourier,

CNRS-IN2P3, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

33Departamento de Fı´sica de Partı´culas and IGFAE, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

34Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

35Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) and University of Jyva¨skyla¨, Jyva¨skyla¨, Finland

36Sezione INFN, Catania, Italy

37Commissariat a` l’Energie Atomique, IRFU, Saclay, France

38Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia

39Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India

40Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universita` and Sezione INFN, Catania, Italy

41School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

42The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

43Institut fu¨r Kernphysik, Westfa¨lische Wilhelms-Universita¨t Mu¨nster, Mu¨nster, Germany

44Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia

45Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

46Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Universite´ de Strasbourg, CNRS-IN2P3, Strasbourg, France

47Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

48University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

49Dipartimento di Fisica Sperimentale dell’Universita` and Sezione INFN, Turin, Italy

50Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, Russia

51Physics Department, University of Jammu, Jammu, India

52Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Frascati, Italy

53Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Universita` and Sezione INFN, Padova, Italy

54Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


Nikhef, National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

56Centro de Investigaciones Energe´ticas Medioambientales y Tecnolo´gicas (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain

57Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

58Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia

59Faculty of Science, P. J. Sˇafarik University, Kosˇice, Slovakia

60Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India

61Kirchho-Institut fu¨r Physik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universita¨t Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

62Institut de Physique Nucle´aire d’Orsay (IPNO), Universite´ Paris-Sud, CNRS-IN2P3, Orsay, France

63Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

65Russian Federal Nuclear Center (VNIIEF), Sarov, Russia

66Physics Department, University of Cape Town, iThemba LABS, Cape Town, South Africa

67Hua-Zhong Normal University, Wuhan, China

68Seccio´n Fı´sica, Departamento de Ciencias, Ponticia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru


69Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Universita` and Sezione INFN, Trieste, Italy

70Centro de Investigacio´n y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV), Mexico City and Me´rida, Mexico

71Beneme´rita Universidad Auto´noma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

72Universidade de Sa˜o Paulo (USP), Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil

73Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

74Physics Department, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

75Universite´ de Lyon, Universite´ Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3, IPN-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

76Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil


Nikhef, National Institute for Subatomic Physics and Institute for Subatomic Physics of Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

78Division of Experimental High Energy Physics, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden

79University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

80Sezione INFN, Cagliari, Italy

81Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Avanzate dell’Universita` del Piemonte Orientale and Gruppo Collegato INFN,

Alessandria, Italy

82Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

83Institute of Space Sciences (ISS), Bucharest, Romania

84Dipartimento di Fisica ’E.R. Caianiello‘ dell‘Universita` and Gruppo Collegato INFN, Salerno, Italy

85Sezione INFN, Bari, Italy

86Dipartimento di Fisica dell‘Universita` and Sezione INFN, Cagliari, Italy

87Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Warsaw, Poland

88Sezione INFN, Rome, Italy

89Faculty of Engineering, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway

90University of Technology and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

91Institute for Nuclear Research, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Sezione INFN, Trieste, Italy

93Physics Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

94Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

95Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

96Universidad Auto´noma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico

97Technical University of Split FESB, Split, Croatia

98Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

99University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

100Department of Physics, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea

101Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

102Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

103Institut fu¨r Kernphysik, Technische Universita¨t Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

104Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

105Zentrum fu¨r Technologietransfer und Telekommunikation (ZTT), Fachhochschule Worms, Worms, Germany

106California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

107Fachhochschule Ko¨ln, Ko¨ln, Germany

108China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China

109Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

110Physics Department, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

111University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

112Dipartimento di Fisica dell‘Universita` ’La Sapienza‘ and Sezione INFN, Rome, Italy

113Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

114Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia


Physics Department, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

116Institut of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

117Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, INFN, Legnaro, Italy

118Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

119Eberhard Karls Universita¨t Tu¨bingen, Tu¨bingen, Germany

120Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea


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