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Following Coupled Electronic-Nuclear Motion through Conical Intersections in the Ultrafast Relaxation of β-Apo-8'-carotenal

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Following Coupled Electronic-Nuclear Motion through Conical Intersections in the Ultrafast Relaxation of β-Apo-8'-carotenal. / Oliver, Thomas A A; Fleming, Graham R.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 119, No. 34, 27.08.2015, p. 11428-41.

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Oliver, Thomas A A ; Fleming, Graham R. / Following Coupled Electronic-Nuclear Motion through Conical Intersections in the Ultrafast Relaxation of β-Apo-8'-carotenal. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2015 ; Vol. 119, No. 34. pp. 11428-41.

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