Acoustic phonons and spin relaxation in graphene nanoribbons

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DROTH, Matthias, Guido BURKARD, 2011. Acoustic phonons and spin relaxation in graphene nanoribbons

@unpublished{Droth2011Acous-24806, title={Acoustic phonons and spin relaxation in graphene nanoribbons}, year={2011}, author={Droth, Matthias and Burkard, Guido} }

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