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Title: Studies of energy-relevant materials by nuclear magnetic resonance

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Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
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IS-T 3211
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United States

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Cui, Jinfang. Studies of energy-relevant materials by nuclear magnetic resonance. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1417981.
Cui, Jinfang. Studies of energy-relevant materials by nuclear magnetic resonance. United States. doi:10.2172/1417981.
Cui, Jinfang. Sat . "Studies of energy-relevant materials by nuclear magnetic resonance". United States. doi:10.2172/1417981.
title = {Studies of energy-relevant materials by nuclear magnetic resonance},
author = {Cui, Jinfang},
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doi = {10.2172/1417981},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat May 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat May 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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