Spin Structure of Domain Walls and Their Behaviour in Applied Fields and Currents


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BACKES, Dirk, 2008. Spin Structure of Domain Walls and Their Behaviour in Applied Fields and Currents

@phdthesis{Backes2008Struc-4857, title={Spin Structure of Domain Walls and Their Behaviour in Applied Fields and Currents}, year={2008}, author={Backes, Dirk}, address={Konstanz}, school={Universität Konstanz} }

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