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Title: Measurements of dielectron production in Au + Au collisions at s N N = 200 GeV from the STAR experiment

Abstract

We report on measurements of dielectron (e⁺e⁻) production in Au+Au collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 200 GeV per nucleon-nucleon pair using the STAR detector at RHIC. Systematic measurements of the dielectron yield as a function of transverse momentum (p T) and collision centrality show an enhancement compared to a cocktail simulation of hadronic sources in the low invariant-mass region (M ee < 1GeV/c 2). This enhancement cannot be reproduced by the ρ-meson vacuum spectral function. In minimum-bias collisions, in the invariant-mass range of 0.30 – 0.76GeV/c², integrated over the full p T acceptance, the enhancement factor is 1.76±0.06(stat.)±0.26(sys.)±0.29(cocktail). The enhancement factor exhibits weak centrality and p T dependence in STAR's accessible kinematic regions, while the excess yield in this invariant-mass region as a function of the number of participating nucleons follows a power-law shape with a power of 1.44±0.10. Models that assume an in-medium broadening of the ρ-meson spectral function consistently describe the observed excess in these measurements. In addition, we report on measurements of ω- and Φ-meson production through their e⁺e⁻ decay channel. These measurements show good agreement with Tsallis blast-wave model predictions, as well as, in the case of the Φ meson, results through its K⁺K⁻ decaymore » channel. In the intermediate invariant-mass region (1.1 < M ee < 3GeV/c²), we investigate the spectral shapes from different collision centralities. Physics implications for possible in-medium modification of charmed hadron production and other physics sources are discussed.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
STAR Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1221751
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1212493
Report Number(s):
BNL-108358-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813; PRVCAN; R&D Project: PO 004; KB0202012
Grant/Contract Number:  
2014CB845400; 2015CB856900; NRF-2012004024
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

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Adamczyk, L., Adkins, J. K., Agakishiev, G., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Alekseev, I., Alford, J., Aparin, A., Arkhipkin, D., Aschenauer, E. C., Averichev, G. S., Banerjee, A., Bellwied, R., Bhasin, A., Bhati, A. K., Bhattarai, P., Bielcik, J., Bielcikova, J., Bland, L. C., Bordyuzhin, I. G., Bouchet, J., Brandin, A. V., Bunzarov, I., Burton, T. P., Butterworth, J., Caines, H., Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M., Campbell, J. M., Cebra, D., Cervantes, M. C., Chakaberia, I., Chaloupka, P., Chang, Z., Chattopadhyay, S., Chen, J. H., Chen, X., Cheng, J., Cherney, M., Christie, W., Contin, G., Crawford, H. J., Das, S., De Silva, L. C., Debbe, R. R., Dedovich, T. G., Deng, J., Derevschikov, A. A., di Ruzza, B., Didenko, L., Dilks, C., Dong, X., Drachenberg, J. L., Draper, J. E., Du, C. M., Dunkelberger, L. E., Dunlop, J. C., Efimov, L. G., Engelage, J., Eppley, G., Esha, R., Evdokimov, O., Eyser, O., Fatemi, R., Fazio, S., Federic, P., Fedorisin, J., Feng, Z., Filip, P., Fisyak, Y., Flores, C. E., Fulek, L., Gagliardi, C. A., Garand, D., Geurts, F., Gibson, A., Girard, M., Greiner, L., Grosnick, D., Gunarathne, D. S., Guo, Y., Gupta, S., Gupta, A., Guryn, W., Hamad, A., Hamed, A., Haque, R., Harris, J. W., He, L., Heppelmann, S., Heppelmann, S., Hirsch, A., Hoffmann, G. W., Hofman, D. J., Horvat, S., Huang, B., Huang, X., Huang, H. Z., Huck, P., Humanic, T. J., Igo, G., Jacobs, W. W., Jang, H., Jiang, K., Judd, E. G., Jung, K., Kabana, S., Kalinkin, D., Kang, K., Kauder, K., Ke, H. W., Keane, D., Kechechyan, A., Khan, Z. H., Kikola, D. P., Kisel, I., Kisiel, A., Kochenda, L., Koetke, D. D., Kollegger, T., Kosarzewski, L. K., Kraishan, A. F., Kravtsov, P., Krueger, K., Kulakov, I., Kumar, L., Kycia, R. A., Lamont, M. A. C., Landgraf, J. M., Landry, K. D., Lauret, J., Lebedev, A., Lednicky, R., Lee, J. H., Li, X., Li, C., Li, W., Li, Z. M., Li, Y., Li, X., Lisa, M. A., Liu, F., Ljubicic, T., Llope, W. J., Lomnitz, M., Longacre, R. S., Luo, X., Ma, Y. G., Ma, G. L., Ma, L., Ma, R., Magdy, N., Majka, R., Manion, A., Margetis, S., Markert, C., Masui, H., Matis, H. S., McDonald, D., Meehan, K., Minaev, N. G., Mioduszewski, S., Mohanty, B., Mondal, M. M., Morozov, D., Mustafa, M. K., Nandi, B. K., Nasim, Md., Nayak, T. K., Nigmatkulov, G., Nogach, L. V., Noh, S. Y., Novak, J., Nurushev, S. B., Odyniec, G., Ogawa, A., Oh, K., Okorokov, V., Olvitt, D., Page, B. S., Pak, R., Pan, Y. X., Pandit, Y., Panebratsev, Y., Pawlik, B., Pei, H., Perkins, C., Peterson, A., Pile, P., Planinic, M., Pluta, J., Poljak, N., Poniatowska, K., Porter, J., Posik, M., Poskanzer, A. M., Pruthi, N. K., Putschke, J., Qiu, H., Quintero, A., Ramachandran, S., Raniwala, R., Raniwala, S., Ray, R. L., Ritter, H. G., Roberts, J. B., Rogachevskiy, O. V., Romero, J. L., Roy, A., Ruan, L., Rusnak, J., Rusnakova, O., Sahoo, N. R., Sahu, P. K., Sakrejda, I., Salur, S., Sandweiss, J., Sarkar, A., Schambach, J., Scharenberg, R. P., Schmah, A. M., Schmidke, W. B., Schmitz, N., Seger, J., Seyboth, P., Shah, N., Shahaliev, E., Shanmuganathan, P. V., Shao, M., Sharma, M. K., Sharma, B., Shen, W. Q., Shi, S. S., Shou, Q. Y., Sichtermann, E. P., Sikora, R., Simko, M., Skoby, M. J., Smirnov, D., Smirnov, N., Song, L., Sorensen, P., Spinka, H. M., Srivastava, B., Stanislaus, T. D. S., Stepanov, M., Stock, R., Strikhanov, M., Stringfellow, B., Sumbera, M., Summa, B., Sun, X., Sun, Z., Sun, X. M., Sun, Y., Surrow, B., Svirida, N., Szelezniak, M. A., Tang, A. H., Tang, Z., Tarnowsky, T., Tawfik, A. N., Thomas, J. H., Timmins, A. R., Tlusty, D., Tokarev, M., Trentalange, S., Tribble, R. E., Tribedy, P., Tripathy, S. K., Trzeciak, B. A., Tsai, O. D., Ullrich, T., Underwood, D. G., Upsal, I., Van Buren, G., van Nieuwenhuizen, G., Vandenbroucke, M., Varma, R., Vasiliev, A. N., Vertesi, R., Videbæk, F., Viyogi, Y. P., Vokal, S., Voloshin, S. A., Vossen, A., Wang, G., Wang, Y., Wang, F., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Wang, J. S., Webb, J. C., Webb, G., Wen, L., Westfall, G. D., Wieman, H., Wissink, S. W., Witt, R., Wu, Y. F., Xiao, Z. G., Xie, W., Xin, K., Xu, Q. H., Xu, Z., Xu, H., Xu, N., Xu, Y. F., Yang, Q., Yang, Y., Yang, S., Yang, Y., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Yepes, P., Yi, L., Yip, K., Yoo, I. -K., Yu, N., Zbroszczyk, H., Zha, W., Zhang, X. P., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, J. B., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Zhao, J., Zhong, C., Zhou, L., Zhu, X., Zoulkarneeva, Y., and Zyzak, M.. Measurements of dielectron production in Au + Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV from the STAR experiment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.024912.
Adamczyk, L., Adkins, J. K., Agakishiev, G., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Alekseev, I., Alford, J., Aparin, A., Arkhipkin, D., Aschenauer, E. C., Averichev, G. S., Banerjee, A., Bellwied, R., Bhasin, A., Bhati, A. K., Bhattarai, P., Bielcik, J., Bielcikova, J., Bland, L. C., Bordyuzhin, I. G., Bouchet, J., Brandin, A. V., Bunzarov, I., Burton, T. P., Butterworth, J., Caines, H., Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M., Campbell, J. M., Cebra, D., Cervantes, M. C., Chakaberia, I., Chaloupka, P., Chang, Z., Chattopadhyay, S., Chen, J. H., Chen, X., Cheng, J., Cherney, M., Christie, W., Contin, G., Crawford, H. J., Das, S., De Silva, L. C., Debbe, R. R., Dedovich, T. G., Deng, J., Derevschikov, A. A., di Ruzza, B., Didenko, L., Dilks, C., Dong, X., Drachenberg, J. L., Draper, J. E., Du, C. M., Dunkelberger, L. E., Dunlop, J. C., Efimov, L. G., Engelage, J., Eppley, G., Esha, R., Evdokimov, O., Eyser, O., Fatemi, R., Fazio, S., Federic, P., Fedorisin, J., Feng, Z., Filip, P., Fisyak, Y., Flores, C. E., Fulek, L., Gagliardi, C. A., Garand, D., Geurts, F., Gibson, A., Girard, M., Greiner, L., Grosnick, D., Gunarathne, D. S., Guo, Y., Gupta, S., Gupta, A., Guryn, W., Hamad, A., Hamed, A., Haque, R., Harris, J. W., He, L., Heppelmann, S., Heppelmann, S., Hirsch, A., Hoffmann, G. W., Hofman, D. J., Horvat, S., Huang, B., Huang, X., Huang, H. Z., Huck, P., Humanic, T. J., Igo, G., Jacobs, W. W., Jang, H., Jiang, K., Judd, E. G., Jung, K., Kabana, S., Kalinkin, D., Kang, K., Kauder, K., Ke, H. W., Keane, D., Kechechyan, A., Khan, Z. H., Kikola, D. P., Kisel, I., Kisiel, A., Kochenda, L., Koetke, D. D., Kollegger, T., Kosarzewski, L. K., Kraishan, A. F., Kravtsov, P., Krueger, K., Kulakov, I., Kumar, L., Kycia, R. A., Lamont, M. A. C., Landgraf, J. M., Landry, K. D., Lauret, J., Lebedev, A., Lednicky, R., Lee, J. H., Li, X., Li, C., Li, W., Li, Z. M., Li, Y., Li, X., Lisa, M. A., Liu, F., Ljubicic, T., Llope, W. J., Lomnitz, M., Longacre, R. S., Luo, X., Ma, Y. G., Ma, G. L., Ma, L., Ma, R., Magdy, N., Majka, R., Manion, A., Margetis, S., Markert, C., Masui, H., Matis, H. S., McDonald, D., Meehan, K., Minaev, N. G., Mioduszewski, S., Mohanty, B., Mondal, M. M., Morozov, D., Mustafa, M. K., Nandi, B. K., Nasim, Md., Nayak, T. K., Nigmatkulov, G., Nogach, L. V., Noh, S. Y., Novak, J., Nurushev, S. B., Odyniec, G., Ogawa, A., Oh, K., Okorokov, V., Olvitt, D., Page, B. S., Pak, R., Pan, Y. X., Pandit, Y., Panebratsev, Y., Pawlik, B., Pei, H., Perkins, C., Peterson, A., Pile, P., Planinic, M., Pluta, J., Poljak, N., Poniatowska, K., Porter, J., Posik, M., Poskanzer, A. M., Pruthi, N. K., Putschke, J., Qiu, H., Quintero, A., Ramachandran, S., Raniwala, R., Raniwala, S., Ray, R. L., Ritter, H. G., Roberts, J. B., Rogachevskiy, O. V., Romero, J. L., Roy, A., Ruan, L., Rusnak, J., Rusnakova, O., Sahoo, N. R., Sahu, P. K., Sakrejda, I., Salur, S., Sandweiss, J., Sarkar, A., Schambach, J., Scharenberg, R. P., Schmah, A. M., Schmidke, W. B., Schmitz, N., Seger, J., Seyboth, P., Shah, N., Shahaliev, E., Shanmuganathan, P. V., Shao, M., Sharma, M. K., Sharma, B., Shen, W. Q., Shi, S. S., Shou, Q. Y., Sichtermann, E. P., Sikora, R., Simko, M., Skoby, M. J., Smirnov, D., Smirnov, N., Song, L., Sorensen, P., Spinka, H. M., Srivastava, B., Stanislaus, T. D. S., Stepanov, M., Stock, R., Strikhanov, M., Stringfellow, B., Sumbera, M., Summa, B., Sun, X., Sun, Z., Sun, X. M., Sun, Y., Surrow, B., Svirida, N., Szelezniak, M. A., Tang, A. H., Tang, Z., Tarnowsky, T., Tawfik, A. N., Thomas, J. H., Timmins, A. R., Tlusty, D., Tokarev, M., Trentalange, S., Tribble, R. E., Tribedy, P., Tripathy, S. K., Trzeciak, B. A., Tsai, O. D., Ullrich, T., Underwood, D. G., Upsal, I., Van Buren, G., van Nieuwenhuizen, G., Vandenbroucke, M., Varma, R., Vasiliev, A. N., Vertesi, R., Videbæk, F., Viyogi, Y. P., Vokal, S., Voloshin, S. A., Vossen, A., Wang, G., Wang, Y., Wang, F., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Wang, J. S., Webb, J. C., Webb, G., Wen, L., Westfall, G. D., Wieman, H., Wissink, S. W., Witt, R., Wu, Y. F., Xiao, Z. G., Xie, W., Xin, K., Xu, Q. H., Xu, Z., Xu, H., Xu, N., Xu, Y. F., Yang, Q., Yang, Y., Yang, S., Yang, Y., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Yepes, P., Yi, L., Yip, K., Yoo, I. -K., Yu, N., Zbroszczyk, H., Zha, W., Zhang, X. P., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, J. B., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Zhao, J., Zhong, C., Zhou, L., Zhu, X., Zoulkarneeva, Y., & Zyzak, M.. Measurements of dielectron production in Au + Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV from the STAR experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.024912.
Adamczyk, L., Adkins, J. K., Agakishiev, G., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Alekseev, I., Alford, J., Aparin, A., Arkhipkin, D., Aschenauer, E. C., Averichev, G. S., Banerjee, A., Bellwied, R., Bhasin, A., Bhati, A. K., Bhattarai, P., Bielcik, J., Bielcikova, J., Bland, L. C., Bordyuzhin, I. G., Bouchet, J., Brandin, A. V., Bunzarov, I., Burton, T. P., Butterworth, J., Caines, H., Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M., Campbell, J. M., Cebra, D., Cervantes, M. C., Chakaberia, I., Chaloupka, P., Chang, Z., Chattopadhyay, S., Chen, J. H., Chen, X., Cheng, J., Cherney, M., Christie, W., Contin, G., Crawford, H. J., Das, S., De Silva, L. C., Debbe, R. R., Dedovich, T. G., Deng, J., Derevschikov, A. A., di Ruzza, B., Didenko, L., Dilks, C., Dong, X., Drachenberg, J. L., Draper, J. E., Du, C. M., Dunkelberger, L. E., Dunlop, J. C., Efimov, L. G., Engelage, J., Eppley, G., Esha, R., Evdokimov, O., Eyser, O., Fatemi, R., Fazio, S., Federic, P., Fedorisin, J., Feng, Z., Filip, P., Fisyak, Y., Flores, C. E., Fulek, L., Gagliardi, C. A., Garand, D., Geurts, F., Gibson, A., Girard, M., Greiner, L., Grosnick, D., Gunarathne, D. S., Guo, Y., Gupta, S., Gupta, A., Guryn, W., Hamad, A., Hamed, A., Haque, R., Harris, J. W., He, L., Heppelmann, S., Heppelmann, S., Hirsch, A., Hoffmann, G. W., Hofman, D. J., Horvat, S., Huang, B., Huang, X., Huang, H. Z., Huck, P., Humanic, T. J., Igo, G., Jacobs, W. W., Jang, H., Jiang, K., Judd, E. G., Jung, K., Kabana, S., Kalinkin, D., Kang, K., Kauder, K., Ke, H. W., Keane, D., Kechechyan, A., Khan, Z. H., Kikola, D. P., Kisel, I., Kisiel, A., Kochenda, L., Koetke, D. D., Kollegger, T., Kosarzewski, L. K., Kraishan, A. F., Kravtsov, P., Krueger, K., Kulakov, I., Kumar, L., Kycia, R. A., Lamont, M. A. C., Landgraf, J. M., Landry, K. D., Lauret, J., Lebedev, A., Lednicky, R., Lee, J. H., Li, X., Li, C., Li, W., Li, Z. M., Li, Y., Li, X., Lisa, M. A., Liu, F., Ljubicic, T., Llope, W. J., Lomnitz, M., Longacre, R. S., Luo, X., Ma, Y. G., Ma, G. L., Ma, L., Ma, R., Magdy, N., Majka, R., Manion, A., Margetis, S., Markert, C., Masui, H., Matis, H. S., McDonald, D., Meehan, K., Minaev, N. G., Mioduszewski, S., Mohanty, B., Mondal, M. M., Morozov, D., Mustafa, M. K., Nandi, B. K., Nasim, Md., Nayak, T. K., Nigmatkulov, G., Nogach, L. V., Noh, S. Y., Novak, J., Nurushev, S. B., Odyniec, G., Ogawa, A., Oh, K., Okorokov, V., Olvitt, D., Page, B. S., Pak, R., Pan, Y. X., Pandit, Y., Panebratsev, Y., Pawlik, B., Pei, H., Perkins, C., Peterson, A., Pile, P., Planinic, M., Pluta, J., Poljak, N., Poniatowska, K., Porter, J., Posik, M., Poskanzer, A. M., Pruthi, N. K., Putschke, J., Qiu, H., Quintero, A., Ramachandran, S., Raniwala, R., Raniwala, S., Ray, R. L., Ritter, H. G., Roberts, J. B., Rogachevskiy, O. V., Romero, J. L., Roy, A., Ruan, L., Rusnak, J., Rusnakova, O., Sahoo, N. R., Sahu, P. K., Sakrejda, I., Salur, S., Sandweiss, J., Sarkar, A., Schambach, J., Scharenberg, R. P., Schmah, A. M., Schmidke, W. B., Schmitz, N., Seger, J., Seyboth, P., Shah, N., Shahaliev, E., Shanmuganathan, P. V., Shao, M., Sharma, M. K., Sharma, B., Shen, W. Q., Shi, S. S., Shou, Q. Y., Sichtermann, E. P., Sikora, R., Simko, M., Skoby, M. J., Smirnov, D., Smirnov, N., Song, L., Sorensen, P., Spinka, H. M., Srivastava, B., Stanislaus, T. D. S., Stepanov, M., Stock, R., Strikhanov, M., Stringfellow, B., Sumbera, M., Summa, B., Sun, X., Sun, Z., Sun, X. M., Sun, Y., Surrow, B., Svirida, N., Szelezniak, M. A., Tang, A. H., Tang, Z., Tarnowsky, T., Tawfik, A. N., Thomas, J. H., Timmins, A. R., Tlusty, D., Tokarev, M., Trentalange, S., Tribble, R. E., Tribedy, P., Tripathy, S. K., Trzeciak, B. A., Tsai, O. D., Ullrich, T., Underwood, D. G., Upsal, I., Van Buren, G., van Nieuwenhuizen, G., Vandenbroucke, M., Varma, R., Vasiliev, A. N., Vertesi, R., Videbæk, F., Viyogi, Y. P., Vokal, S., Voloshin, S. A., Vossen, A., Wang, G., Wang, Y., Wang, F., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Wang, J. S., Webb, J. C., Webb, G., Wen, L., Westfall, G. D., Wieman, H., Wissink, S. W., Witt, R., Wu, Y. F., Xiao, Z. G., Xie, W., Xin, K., Xu, Q. H., Xu, Z., Xu, H., Xu, N., Xu, Y. F., Yang, Q., Yang, Y., Yang, S., Yang, Y., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Yepes, P., Yi, L., Yip, K., Yoo, I. -K., Yu, N., Zbroszczyk, H., Zha, W., Zhang, X. P., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, J. B., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Zhao, J., Zhong, C., Zhou, L., Zhu, X., Zoulkarneeva, Y., and Zyzak, M.. Mon . "Measurements of dielectron production in Au + Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV from the STAR experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.024912. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221751.
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title = {Measurements of dielectron production in Au + Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV from the STAR experiment},
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abstractNote = {We report on measurements of dielectron (e⁺e⁻) production in Au+Au collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 200 GeV per nucleon-nucleon pair using the STAR detector at RHIC. Systematic measurements of the dielectron yield as a function of transverse momentum (pT) and collision centrality show an enhancement compared to a cocktail simulation of hadronic sources in the low invariant-mass region (Mee < 1GeV/c2). This enhancement cannot be reproduced by the ρ-meson vacuum spectral function. In minimum-bias collisions, in the invariant-mass range of 0.30 – 0.76GeV/c², integrated over the full pT acceptance, the enhancement factor is 1.76±0.06(stat.)±0.26(sys.)±0.29(cocktail). The enhancement factor exhibits weak centrality and pT dependence in STAR's accessible kinematic regions, while the excess yield in this invariant-mass region as a function of the number of participating nucleons follows a power-law shape with a power of 1.44±0.10. Models that assume an in-medium broadening of the ρ-meson spectral function consistently describe the observed excess in these measurements. In addition, we report on measurements of ω- and Φ-meson production through their e⁺e⁻ decay channel. These measurements show good agreement with Tsallis blast-wave model predictions, as well as, in the case of the Φ meson, results through its K⁺K⁻ decay channel. In the intermediate invariant-mass region (1.1 < Mee < 3GeV/c²), we investigate the spectral shapes from different collision centralities. Physics implications for possible in-medium modification of charmed hadron production and other physics sources are discussed.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.92.024912},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear physics},
issn = {0556-2813},
number = 2,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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