Origin of the Unusual Properties of Aun(BO2) Clusters


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GÖTZ, Matthias, Mary WILLIS, Anil K. KANDALAM, Gerd GANTEFÖR, Purusottam JENA, 2010. Origin of the Unusual Properties of Aun(BO2) Clusters. In: ChemPhysChem. 11(4), pp. 853-858. ISSN 1439-4235. eISSN 1439-7641

@article{Gotz2010-03-15Origi-12484, title={Origin of the Unusual Properties of Aun(BO2) Clusters}, year={2010}, doi={10.1002/cphc.200901027}, number={4}, volume={11}, issn={1439-4235}, journal={ChemPhysChem}, pages={853--858}, author={Götz, Matthias and Willis, Mary and Kandalam, Anil K. and Ganteför, Gerd and Jena, Purusottam} }

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