physica status solidi (b)

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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)

Online ISSN: 1521-3951

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (a), physica status solidi (c), physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

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Domain glasses: Twin planes, Bloch lines, and Bloch points [Editor's Choice]

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John L. Lyons, Audrius Alkauskas, Anderson Janotti and Chris G. Van de Walle
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