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High-resolution optical imaging of magnetic-domain structures. / Dickson, W ; Takahashi, S ; Pollard, R ; Atkinson, R ; Zayats, A V .

In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, Vol. 4, No. 2, 03.2005, p. 229-237.

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Dickson, W, Takahashi, S, Pollard, R, Atkinson, R & Zayats, AV 2005, 'High-resolution optical imaging of magnetic-domain structures', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 229-237. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2004.837850

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Dickson, W., Takahashi, S., Pollard, R., Atkinson, R., & Zayats, A. V. (2005). High-resolution optical imaging of magnetic-domain structures. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, 4(2), 229-237. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2004.837850

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Dickson W, Takahashi S, Pollard R, Atkinson R, Zayats AV. High-resolution optical imaging of magnetic-domain structures. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY. 2005 Mar;4(2):229-237. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2004.837850

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Dickson, W ; Takahashi, S ; Pollard, R ; Atkinson, R ; Zayats, A V . / High-resolution optical imaging of magnetic-domain structures. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 229-237.

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