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Title: Indirect searches of the degenerate MSSM

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Physical Review D
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Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 7; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-04-20 22:12:55; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
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Chowdhury, Debtosh, Patel, Ketan M., Tata, Xerxes, and Vempati, Sudhir K. Indirect searches of the degenerate MSSM. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.075025.
Chowdhury, Debtosh, Patel, Ketan M., Tata, Xerxes, & Vempati, Sudhir K. Indirect searches of the degenerate MSSM. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.075025.
Chowdhury, Debtosh, Patel, Ketan M., Tata, Xerxes, and Vempati, Sudhir K. Thu . "Indirect searches of the degenerate MSSM". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.075025.
title = {Indirect searches of the degenerate MSSM},
author = {Chowdhury, Debtosh and Patel, Ketan M. and Tata, Xerxes and Vempati, Sudhir K.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.95.075025},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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