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Title: Pressure-induced phase and chemical transformations of lithium peroxide (Li2O2)

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  1. Department of Chemistry and Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
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Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 145; Journal Issue: 8
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United States

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Dunuwille, Mihindra, Kim, Minseob, and Yoo, Choong-Shik. Pressure-induced phase and chemical transformations of lithium peroxide (Li2O2). United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961453.
Dunuwille, Mihindra, Kim, Minseob, & Yoo, Choong-Shik. Pressure-induced phase and chemical transformations of lithium peroxide (Li2O2). United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961453.
Dunuwille, Mihindra, Kim, Minseob, and Yoo, Choong-Shik. 2016. "Pressure-induced phase and chemical transformations of lithium peroxide (Li2O2)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961453.
title = {Pressure-induced phase and chemical transformations of lithium peroxide (Li2O2)},
author = {Dunuwille, Mihindra and Kim, Minseob and Yoo, Choong-Shik},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961453},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 8,
volume = 145,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8
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