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Title: Initial-state splitting kernels in cold nuclear matter

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Physics Letters. Section B
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Journal Volume: 760; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-28 11:14:47; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
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Ovanesyan, Grigory, Ringer, Felix, and Vitev, Ivan. Initial-state splitting kernels in cold nuclear matter. Netherlands: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.054.
Ovanesyan, Grigory, Ringer, Felix, & Vitev, Ivan. Initial-state splitting kernels in cold nuclear matter. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.054.
Ovanesyan, Grigory, Ringer, Felix, and Vitev, Ivan. 2016. "Initial-state splitting kernels in cold nuclear matter". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.054.
title = {Initial-state splitting kernels in cold nuclear matter},
author = {Ovanesyan, Grigory and Ringer, Felix and Vitev, Ivan},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.054},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 760,
place = {Netherlands},
year = 2016,
month = 9

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