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Title: Relic neutrino freeze-out: Dependence on natural constants

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Nuclear Physics. B
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Journal Volume: 890; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-05-31 09:57:27; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
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Birrell, Jeremiah, Yang, Cheng Tao, and Rafelski, Johann. Relic neutrino freeze-out: Dependence on natural constants. Netherlands: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.11.020.
Birrell, Jeremiah, Yang, Cheng Tao, & Rafelski, Johann. Relic neutrino freeze-out: Dependence on natural constants. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.11.020.
Birrell, Jeremiah, Yang, Cheng Tao, and Rafelski, Johann. 2015. "Relic neutrino freeze-out: Dependence on natural constants". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.11.020.
title = {Relic neutrino freeze-out: Dependence on natural constants},
author = {Birrell, Jeremiah and Yang, Cheng Tao and Rafelski, Johann},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.11.020},
journal = {Nuclear Physics. B},
number = C,
volume = 890,
place = {Netherlands},
year = 2015,
month = 1

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