Electron Spin Relaxation in Graphene Nanoribbon Quantum Dots

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DROTH, Matthias, Guido BURKARD, 2013. Electron Spin Relaxation in Graphene Nanoribbon Quantum Dots

@unpublished{Droth2013Elect-24793, title={Electron Spin Relaxation in Graphene Nanoribbon Quantum Dots}, year={2013}, author={Droth, Matthias and Burkard, Guido} }

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