IFLP   13074
INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
Ab initio study of hyperfine parameters at Fe sites in Fe-doped SnO2
Autor/es:
L. A. ERRICO, C. E. RODRÍGUEZ TORRES, A. F. CABRERA, M. RENTERÍA Y M. WEISSMANN.
Lugar:
La Plata, Argentina
Reunión:
Conferencia; XI Latin American Conference on Mossbauer Effect; 2008
Institución organizadora:
Comite internacional
Resumen:
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