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Title: Avalanches, plasticity, and ordering in colloidal crystals under compression

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Physical Review E
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Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 6; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-12-23 20:31:32; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
American Physical Society
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United States

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McDermott, D., Reichhardt, C. J. Olson, and Reichhardt, C. Avalanches, plasticity, and ordering in colloidal crystals under compression. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062607.
McDermott, D., Reichhardt, C. J. Olson, & Reichhardt, C. Avalanches, plasticity, and ordering in colloidal crystals under compression. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062607.
McDermott, D., Reichhardt, C. J. Olson, and Reichhardt, C. 2016. "Avalanches, plasticity, and ordering in colloidal crystals under compression". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062607.
title = {Avalanches, plasticity, and ordering in colloidal crystals under compression},
author = {McDermott, D. and Reichhardt, C. J. Olson and Reichhardt, C.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062607},
journal = {Physical Review E},
number = 6,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 6

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