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Optomechanics with levitated particles. / Millen, James; Monteiro, Tania S.; Pettit, Robert; Vamivakas, A. Nick.

In: Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain), Vol. 83, No. 2, 026401, 01.02.2020.

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Millen, J, Monteiro, TS, Pettit, R & Vamivakas, AN 2020, 'Optomechanics with levitated particles', Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain), vol. 83, no. 2, 026401. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/ab6100

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Millen, J., Monteiro, T. S., Pettit, R., & Vamivakas, A. N. (2020). Optomechanics with levitated particles. Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain), 83(2), [026401]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/ab6100

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Millen J, Monteiro TS, Pettit R, Vamivakas AN. Optomechanics with levitated particles. Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain). 2020 Feb 1;83(2). 026401. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/ab6100

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Millen, James ; Monteiro, Tania S. ; Pettit, Robert ; Vamivakas, A. Nick. / Optomechanics with levitated particles. In: Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain). 2020 ; Vol. 83, No. 2.

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