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Title: Electric deflection studies of rhodium clusters.


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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606; JCPSA6; TRN: US200817%%23
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Journal Name: J. Chem. Phys.; Journal Volume: 126; Journal Issue: Mar. 14, 2007
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United States

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Knickelbein, M. B., Beyer, M. K., Chemistry, and Technische Univ. Berlin. Electric deflection studies of rhodium clusters.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Knickelbein, M. B., Beyer, M. K., Chemistry, & Technische Univ. Berlin. Electric deflection studies of rhodium clusters.. United States.
Knickelbein, M. B., Beyer, M. K., Chemistry, and Technische Univ. Berlin. Wed . "Electric deflection studies of rhodium clusters.". United States. doi:.
title = {Electric deflection studies of rhodium clusters.},
author = {Knickelbein, M. B. and Beyer, M. K. and Chemistry and Technische Univ. Berlin},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {},
journal = {J. Chem. Phys.},
number = Mar. 14, 2007,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 14 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Mar 14 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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