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Citation Formats
M. W. PITCHER, A. NESHAT, and S. SEYYIDOĞLU, “FORMATION OF METASTABLE VATERITE CRYSTALS IN A POLYMER MATRIX BY GASEOUS DIFFUSION,” Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, pp. 1525–1526, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: