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Title: Evolution of Yb 3+ Speciation in Cl – /Br – - and Yb 3+ /Gd 3+ -Alloyed Quantum-Cutting Lead-Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
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1719797 2308979
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Publisher / Repository:
Chemistry of Materials
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Journal Name:
Chemistry of Materials
Page Range / eLocation ID:
8057 to 8064
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Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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