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Title: Valence proton-neutron interactions throughout the mass surface

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Clark University
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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Journal Name: Physical Review C; Journal Volume: 73
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United States

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D. S. Brenner, R. B. Cakirli, and and R. F. Casten. Valence proton-neutron interactions throughout the mass surface. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034315.
D. S. Brenner, R. B. Cakirli, & and R. F. Casten. Valence proton-neutron interactions throughout the mass surface. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034315.
D. S. Brenner, R. B. Cakirli, and and R. F. Casten. Tue . "Valence proton-neutron interactions throughout the mass surface". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034315.
title = {Valence proton-neutron interactions throughout the mass surface},
author = {D. S. Brenner and R. B. Cakirli and and R. F. Casten},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034315},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = ,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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