IFLP   13074
INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
Structural, magnetic and hyperfine interactions at the Fe sites of Fe-doped SnO
Autor/es:
L. A. ERRICO Y M. WEISSMANN
Lugar:
Buenos Aires
Reunión:
Workshop; Workshop "At the Frontiers of Condensed Matter physics IV"; 2008
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