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Ab initio study of charge transport through single oxygen molecules in atomic aluminum contacts

Ab initio study of charge transport through single oxygen molecules in atomic aluminum contacts

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WOHLTHAT, Sören, Fabian PAULY, Janne K. VILJAS, Juan Carlos CUEVAS, Gerd SCHÖN, 2007. Ab initio study of charge transport through single oxygen molecules in atomic aluminum contacts. In: Physical Review B. 76(7). ISSN 1098-0121. eISSN 1550-235X

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