Grain-boundary-induced melting in quenched polycrystalline monolayers

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DEUTSCHLÄNDER, Sven, Charlotte BOITARD, Georg MARET, Peter KEIM, 2015. Grain-boundary-induced melting in quenched polycrystalline monolayers. In: Physical Review E. 92(6), 060302. ISSN 1539-3755. eISSN 1550-2376. Available under: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.060302

@article{Deutschlander2015-12-09Grain-33076, title={Grain-boundary-induced melting in quenched polycrystalline monolayers}, year={2015}, doi={10.1103/PhysRevE.92.060302}, number={6}, volume={92}, issn={1539-3755}, journal={Physical Review E}, author={Deutschländer, Sven and Boitard, Charlotte and Maret, Georg and Keim, Peter}, note={Article Number: 060302} }

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