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Title: Lattice thermal conductivity of penta-graphene

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Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-04 15:41:28; Journal ID: ISSN 0008-6223
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Wang, Fancy Qian, Yu, Jiabing, Wang, Qian, Kawazoe, Yoshiyuki, and Jena, Puru. Lattice thermal conductivity of penta-graphene. United Kingdom: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.054.
Wang, Fancy Qian, Yu, Jiabing, Wang, Qian, Kawazoe, Yoshiyuki, & Jena, Puru. Lattice thermal conductivity of penta-graphene. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.054.
Wang, Fancy Qian, Yu, Jiabing, Wang, Qian, Kawazoe, Yoshiyuki, and Jena, Puru. Mon . "Lattice thermal conductivity of penta-graphene". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.054.
title = {Lattice thermal conductivity of penta-graphene},
author = {Wang, Fancy Qian and Yu, Jiabing and Wang, Qian and Kawazoe, Yoshiyuki and Jena, Puru},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.054},
journal = {Carbon},
number = C,
volume = 105,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}

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