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Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime

Oosterhof, F., Long, B., De Vries, J., Timmermans, R. G. E. & Van Kolck, U., 29-Apr-2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 122, 17, 6 p., 172501.

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Oosterhof, F., Long, B., De Vries, J., Timmermans, R. G. E., & Van Kolck, U. (2019). Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime. Physical Review Letters, 122(17), [172501]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.172501

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Oosterhof, F. ; Long, B. ; De Vries, J. ; Timmermans, R. G. E. ; Van Kolck, U. / Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime. In: Physical Review Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 122, No. 17.

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Oosterhof, F, Long, B, De Vries, J, Timmermans, RGE & Van Kolck, U 2019, 'Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime', Physical Review Letters, vol. 122, no. 17, 172501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.172501

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Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime. / Oosterhof, F.; Long, B.; De Vries, J.; Timmermans, R. G. E.; Van Kolck, U.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 122, No. 17, 172501, 29.04.2019.

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Oosterhof F, Long B, De Vries J, Timmermans RGE, Van Kolck U. Baryon-Number Violation by Two Units and the Deuteron Lifetime. Physical Review Letters. 2019 Apr 29;122(17). 172501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.172501


BibTeX

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