Stable prenucleation mineral clusters are liquid-like ionic polymers

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DEMICHELIS, Raffaella, Paolo RAITERI, Julian D. GALE, David QUIGLEY, Denis GEBAUER, 2011. Stable prenucleation mineral clusters are liquid-like ionic polymers. In: Nature Communications. 2, 590. eISSN 2041-1723. Available under: doi: 10.1038/ncomms1604

@article{Demichelis2011Stabl-17469, title={Stable prenucleation mineral clusters are liquid-like ionic polymers}, year={2011}, doi={10.1038/ncomms1604}, volume={2}, journal={Nature Communications}, author={Demichelis, Raffaella and Raiteri, Paolo and Gale, Julian D. and Quigley, David and Gebauer, Denis}, note={Article Number: 590} }

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