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Title: Role of Short-Range Order and Hyperuniformity in the Formation of Band Gaps in Disordered Photonic Materials
NSF-PAR ID:
10018240
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
American Physical Society
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
117
Issue:
5
ISSN:
0031-9007
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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