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We report the first measurement of charged particle elliptic flow in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt[S(NN)] =2.76 TeV with the ALICE detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The measurement is performed in the central pseudorapidity region (|η|<0.8) and transverse momentum range 0.2<p t<5.0 GeV/c. The elliptic flow signal v₂, measured using the 4-particle(More)
The first measurement of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair √ S NN = 2.76 TeV is presented. For an event sample corresponding to the most central 5% of the hadronic cross section, the pseudorapidity density of primary charged particles at midrapidity is 1584 ± 4(stat) ±(More)
The ALICE Collaboration has studied J/ψ production in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV at the LHC through its muon pair decay. The polar and azimuthal angle distributions of the decay muons were measured, and results on the J/ψ polarization parameters λ(θ) and λ(φ) were obtained. The study was performed in the kinematic region 2.5<y<4, 2<p(t)<8 GeV/c, in the(More)
Although most animals are approximately bilaterally symmetric on the exterior, all exhibit some left-right (LR) asymmetry of internal structures, and the handedness of this asymmetry is essentially invariant among individuals of the same species. It follows that all embryos at some point must establish a polarity of the LR axis, again with nearly invariant(More)
Within the perhumid, Atlantic lowlands of northern Costa Rica, Cordia alliodora plantations were studied in order to explain the observed pattern of growth irregularities. The soils, that were partly used as pastures over long periods, could be classified roughly into two units: (i) red, deeply weathered, slightly acidic soils from Mg-enriched parent(More)
The ALICE experiment has measured the inclusive J/ψ production in Pb-Pb collisions at √s(NN) = 2.76 TeV down to zero transverse momentum in the rapidity range 2.5 < y < 4. A suppression of the inclusive J/ψ yield in Pb-Pb is observed with respect to the one measured in pp collisions scaled by the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions. The nuclear(More)
Greenhouse experiments were conducted in order to determine for carboniferous and non-carboniferous mine spoil substrates from the Lusatian lignite mining area (i) the suitable extraction method for plant available P, (ii) the soil capacity for immobilisation of P and (iii) the impact of sewage sludge and compost on P availability. Ca-lactate extraction(More)
We report on the first measurement of the triangular v3, quadrangular v4, and pentagonal v5 charged particle flow in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s(NN)) = 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(More)
The yield of charged particles associated with high-p(t) trigger particles (8<p(t)<15 GeV/c) is measured with the ALICE detector in Pb-Pb collisions at √s(NN)=2.76 TeV relative to proton-proton collisions at the same energy. The conditional per-trigger yields are extracted from the narrow jetlike correlation peaks in azimuthal dihadron correlations. In the(More)