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Title: Momentum imaging of dissociative electron attachment to N 2O at the 2.3-eV shape resonance

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Physical Review. A
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Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-04-06 12:35:19; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
American Physical Society
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Moradmand, A., Landers, A. L., and Fogle, M.. Momentum imaging of dissociative electron attachment to N2O at the 2.3-eV shape resonance. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.88.012713.
Moradmand, A., Landers, A. L., & Fogle, M.. Momentum imaging of dissociative electron attachment to N2O at the 2.3-eV shape resonance. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.88.012713.
Moradmand, A., Landers, A. L., and Fogle, M.. Wed . "Momentum imaging of dissociative electron attachment to N2O at the 2.3-eV shape resonance". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.88.012713.
title = {Momentum imaging of dissociative electron attachment to N2O at the 2.3-eV shape resonance},
author = {Moradmand, A. and Landers, A. L. and Fogle, M.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.88.012713},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 1,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 24 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Wed Jul 24 00:00:00 EDT 2013}

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