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Title: Magnon Dirac materials

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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 7; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-01 18:09:18; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Fransson, J., Black-Schaffer, A. M., and Balatsky, A. V.. Magnon Dirac materials. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075401.
Fransson, J., Black-Schaffer, A. M., & Balatsky, A. V.. Magnon Dirac materials. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075401.
Fransson, J., Black-Schaffer, A. M., and Balatsky, A. V.. 2016. "Magnon Dirac materials". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075401.
title = {Magnon Dirac materials},
author = {Fransson, J. and Black-Schaffer, A. M. and Balatsky, A. V.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075401},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 7,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8

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