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Title: A new ultrasonic transducer sample cell for in situ small-angle scattering experiments

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  1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
  2. NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, USA, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-2115, USA
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Review of Scientific Instruments
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Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-01-23 11:42:47; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics
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United States

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Gupta, Sudipta, Bleuel, Markus, and Schneider, Gerald J. A new ultrasonic transducer sample cell for in situ small-angle scattering experiments. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5021370.
Gupta, Sudipta, Bleuel, Markus, & Schneider, Gerald J. A new ultrasonic transducer sample cell for in situ small-angle scattering experiments. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5021370.
Gupta, Sudipta, Bleuel, Markus, and Schneider, Gerald J. 2018. "A new ultrasonic transducer sample cell for in situ small-angle scattering experiments". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5021370.
title = {A new ultrasonic transducer sample cell for in situ small-angle scattering experiments},
author = {Gupta, Sudipta and Bleuel, Markus and Schneider, Gerald J.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.5021370},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 1,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = 2018,
month = 1

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