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Title: Method for measurement of diffusivity: Calorimetric studies of Fe/Ni multilayer thin films

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USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Scripta Materialia
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Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-09-06 06:34:28; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
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United States

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Liu, Jiaxing, and Barmak, Katayun. Method for measurement of diffusivity: Calorimetric studies of Fe/Ni multilayer thin films. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.02.031.
Liu, Jiaxing, & Barmak, Katayun. Method for measurement of diffusivity: Calorimetric studies of Fe/Ni multilayer thin films. United States. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.02.031.
Liu, Jiaxing, and Barmak, Katayun. Wed . "Method for measurement of diffusivity: Calorimetric studies of Fe/Ni multilayer thin films". United States. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.02.031.
title = {Method for measurement of diffusivity: Calorimetric studies of Fe/Ni multilayer thin films},
author = {Liu, Jiaxing and Barmak, Katayun},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.02.031},
journal = {Scripta Materialia},
number = C,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}

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