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Title: Competition between Kondo effect and RKKY physics in graphene magnetism

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Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-03-06 22:10:21; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Allerdt, A., Feiguin, A. E., and Das Sarma, S. Competition between Kondo effect and RKKY physics in graphene magnetism. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.104402.
Allerdt, A., Feiguin, A. E., & Das Sarma, S. Competition between Kondo effect and RKKY physics in graphene magnetism. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.104402.
Allerdt, A., Feiguin, A. E., and Das Sarma, S. Mon . "Competition between Kondo effect and RKKY physics in graphene magnetism". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.104402.
title = {Competition between Kondo effect and RKKY physics in graphene magnetism},
author = {Allerdt, A. and Feiguin, A. E. and Das Sarma, S.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.95.104402},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 10,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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