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Title: New Mechanism for Ferroelectricity in the Perovskite Ca 2–x Mn x Ti 2 O 6 Synthesized by Spark Plasma Sintering
Award ID(s):
1720595
NSF-PAR ID:
10476168
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
ACS Publications
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume:
140
Issue:
6
ISSN:
0002-7863
Page Range / eLocation ID:
2214 to 2220
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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