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Title: Role of dynamical deformation in pre-scission neutron multiplicity

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Physical Review C
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Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-09-21 10:15:00; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
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United States

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Kumar, Neeraj, Mohsina, Shabnam, Sadhukhan, Jhilam, and Verma, Shashi. Role of dynamical deformation in pre-scission neutron multiplicity. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.96.034614.
Kumar, Neeraj, Mohsina, Shabnam, Sadhukhan, Jhilam, & Verma, Shashi. Role of dynamical deformation in pre-scission neutron multiplicity. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.96.034614.
Kumar, Neeraj, Mohsina, Shabnam, Sadhukhan, Jhilam, and Verma, Shashi. 2017. "Role of dynamical deformation in pre-scission neutron multiplicity". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.96.034614.
title = {Role of dynamical deformation in pre-scission neutron multiplicity},
author = {Kumar, Neeraj and Mohsina, Shabnam and Sadhukhan, Jhilam and Verma, Shashi},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.96.034614},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 3,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 9

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