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Title: Polymerization of sodium-doped liquid nitrogen under pressure

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Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 18; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-11-09 09:23:35; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Cormier, M. M. E., and Bonev, S. A. Polymerization of sodium-doped liquid nitrogen under pressure. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184104.
Cormier, M. M. E., & Bonev, S. A. Polymerization of sodium-doped liquid nitrogen under pressure. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184104.
Cormier, M. M. E., and Bonev, S. A. 2017. "Polymerization of sodium-doped liquid nitrogen under pressure". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184104.
title = {Polymerization of sodium-doped liquid nitrogen under pressure},
author = {Cormier, M. M. E. and Bonev, S. A.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184104},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 18,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month =

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