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Title: Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision

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Journal Volume: 483-484; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-04 15:47:34; Journal ID: ISSN 0301-0104
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Zhang, Wei, Dong, Daoyi, Petersen, Ian R., and Rabitz, Herschel A.. Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision. Netherlands: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2016.11.020.
Zhang, Wei, Dong, Daoyi, Petersen, Ian R., & Rabitz, Herschel A.. Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2016.11.020.
Zhang, Wei, Dong, Daoyi, Petersen, Ian R., and Rabitz, Herschel A.. Wed . "Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2016.11.020.
title = {Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision},
author = {Zhang, Wei and Dong, Daoyi and Petersen, Ian R. and Rabitz, Herschel A.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.chemphys.2016.11.020},
journal = {Chemical Physics},
number = C,
volume = 483-484,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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