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Title: A computational study of yttria-stabilized zirconia: II. Cation diffusion

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Acta Materialia
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Journal Volume: 126; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-02-09 04:14:17; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
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Dong, Yanhao, Qi, Liang, Li, Ju, and Chen, I-Wei. A computational study of yttria-stabilized zirconia: II. Cation diffusion. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.008.
Dong, Yanhao, Qi, Liang, Li, Ju, & Chen, I-Wei. A computational study of yttria-stabilized zirconia: II. Cation diffusion. United States. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.008.
Dong, Yanhao, Qi, Liang, Li, Ju, and Chen, I-Wei. Wed . "A computational study of yttria-stabilized zirconia: II. Cation diffusion". United States. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.008.
title = {A computational study of yttria-stabilized zirconia: II. Cation diffusion},
author = {Dong, Yanhao and Qi, Liang and Li, Ju and Chen, I-Wei},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.008},
journal = {Acta Materialia},
number = C,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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