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Title: Pressure broadening calculations for OH in collisions with argon: Rotational, vibrational, and electronic transitions

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Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
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Journal Volume: 189; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-12-12 16:37:12; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4073
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United Kingdom

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Dagdigian, Paul J. Pressure broadening calculations for OH in collisions with argon: Rotational, vibrational, and electronic transitions. United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.11.013.
Dagdigian, Paul J. Pressure broadening calculations for OH in collisions with argon: Rotational, vibrational, and electronic transitions. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.11.013.
Dagdigian, Paul J. Wed . "Pressure broadening calculations for OH in collisions with argon: Rotational, vibrational, and electronic transitions". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.11.013.
title = {Pressure broadening calculations for OH in collisions with argon: Rotational, vibrational, and electronic transitions},
author = {Dagdigian, Paul J.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.11.013},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
number = C,
volume = 189,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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