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Title: Anomalous oscillatory magnetoresistance in superconductors

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Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-04 18:09:25; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Kunchur, Milind N., Dean, Charles L., and Ivlev, Boris I. Anomalous oscillatory magnetoresistance in superconductors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.054504.
Kunchur, Milind N., Dean, Charles L., & Ivlev, Boris I. Anomalous oscillatory magnetoresistance in superconductors. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.054504.
Kunchur, Milind N., Dean, Charles L., and Ivlev, Boris I. Thu . "Anomalous oscillatory magnetoresistance in superconductors". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.054504.
title = {Anomalous oscillatory magnetoresistance in superconductors},
author = {Kunchur, Milind N. and Dean, Charles L. and Ivlev, Boris I.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.94.054504},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 5,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Aug 04 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Aug 04 00:00:00 EDT 2016}

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