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Title: Size Dependent Catalytic Activity of Iron (0) Nanoparticles as Hydrogenation Catalysts.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the American Chemical Society held August 20-25, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.
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United States

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Bleier, Grant Christopher, Huber, Dale L., Simocko, Chester K, and Watt, John Daniel. Size Dependent Catalytic Activity of Iron (0) Nanoparticles as Hydrogenation Catalysts.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Bleier, Grant Christopher, Huber, Dale L., Simocko, Chester K, & Watt, John Daniel. Size Dependent Catalytic Activity of Iron (0) Nanoparticles as Hydrogenation Catalysts.. United States.
Bleier, Grant Christopher, Huber, Dale L., Simocko, Chester K, and Watt, John Daniel. 2016. "Size Dependent Catalytic Activity of Iron (0) Nanoparticles as Hydrogenation Catalysts.". United States. doi:.
title = {Size Dependent Catalytic Activity of Iron (0) Nanoparticles as Hydrogenation Catalysts.},
author = {Bleier, Grant Christopher and Huber, Dale L. and Simocko, Chester K and Watt, John Daniel},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8

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