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Title: Evolution of L1/sub 2/ Ordered Domains in FCC Cu3Au Alloy


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National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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Journal Name: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter; Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 2007; Related Information: Article No. 086201
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United States

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Sanati, M., and Zunger, A. Evolution of L1/sub 2/ Ordered Domains in FCC Cu3Au Alloy. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Sanati, M., & Zunger, A. Evolution of L1/sub 2/ Ordered Domains in FCC Cu3Au Alloy. United States.
Sanati, M., and Zunger, A. Mon . "Evolution of L1/sub 2/ Ordered Domains in FCC Cu3Au Alloy". United States. doi:.
title = {Evolution of L1/sub 2/ Ordered Domains in FCC Cu3Au Alloy},
author = {Sanati, M. and Zunger, A.},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter},
number = 2007,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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