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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 136274, 7 pages
Structural, Elastic, and Electronic Properties of Antiperovskite Chromium-Based Carbides ACCr3 (A = Al and Ga)
1Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
Received 29 October 2012; Accepted 24 December 2012
Academic Editor: Laifeng Li
Copyright © 2013 D. F. Shao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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