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Title: Annihilation of domain walls in a ferromagnetic wire

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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 18; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-05-30 22:18:26; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Ghosh, Anirban, Huang, Kevin S., and Tchernyshyov, Oleg. Annihilation of domain walls in a ferromagnetic wire. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.180408.
Ghosh, Anirban, Huang, Kevin S., & Tchernyshyov, Oleg. Annihilation of domain walls in a ferromagnetic wire. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.180408.
Ghosh, Anirban, Huang, Kevin S., and Tchernyshyov, Oleg. 2017. "Annihilation of domain walls in a ferromagnetic wire". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.180408.
title = {Annihilation of domain walls in a ferromagnetic wire},
author = {Ghosh, Anirban and Huang, Kevin S. and Tchernyshyov, Oleg},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.95.180408},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 18,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 5

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