Investigation of magnetite nanoparticles using Raman scattering and electron microscopy
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Ramabadran, Uma; Roughani, Bahram; Rablau, Corneliu; Farhat, Susan; and Vekaria, Kiran, "Investigation of magnetite nanoparticles using Raman scattering and electron microscopy" (2013). Physics Presentations And Conference Materials. 11.