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Title: Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures

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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Physical Review E
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Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-11-20 10:09:04; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
American Physical Society
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United States

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Prasad, Ishan, Santangelo, Christian, and Grason, Gregory. Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052905.
Prasad, Ishan, Santangelo, Christian, & Grason, Gregory. Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052905.
Prasad, Ishan, Santangelo, Christian, and Grason, Gregory. 2017. "Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052905.
title = {Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures},
author = {Prasad, Ishan and Santangelo, Christian and Grason, Gregory},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052905},
journal = {Physical Review E},
number = 5,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
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