The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation

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The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation. / Ruggiero, Michael T; Krynski, Marcin; Kissi, Eric Ofosu; Sibik, Juraj; Markl, Daniel; Tan, Nicholas Y; Arslanov, Denis; van der Zande, Wim; Redlich, Britta; Korter, Timothy M; Grohganz, Holger; Löbmann, Korbinian; Rades, Thomas; Elliott, Stephen R; Zeitler, J Axel.

In: Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, Vol. 19, No. 44, 2017, p. 30039-30047.

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Ruggiero, MT, Krynski, M, Kissi, EO, Sibik, J, Markl, D, Tan, NY, Arslanov, D, van der Zande, W, Redlich, B, Korter, TM, Grohganz, H, Löbmann, K, Rades, T, Elliott, SR & Zeitler, JA 2017, 'The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation', Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, vol. 19, no. 44, pp. 30039-30047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cp06664c

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Ruggiero, M. T., Krynski, M., Kissi, E. O., Sibik, J., Markl, D., Tan, N. Y., ... Zeitler, J. A. (2017). The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 19(44), 30039-30047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cp06664c

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Ruggiero MT, Krynski M, Kissi EO, Sibik J, Markl D, Tan NY et al. The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 2017;19(44):30039-30047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cp06664c

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Ruggiero, Michael T ; Krynski, Marcin ; Kissi, Eric Ofosu ; Sibik, Juraj ; Markl, Daniel ; Tan, Nicholas Y ; Arslanov, Denis ; van der Zande, Wim ; Redlich, Britta ; Korter, Timothy M ; Grohganz, Holger ; Löbmann, Korbinian ; Rades, Thomas ; Elliott, Stephen R ; Zeitler, J Axel. / The significance of the amorphous potential energy landscape for dictating glassy dynamics and driving solid-state crystallisation. In: Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. 44. pp. 30039-30047.

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AU - Markl, Daniel

AU - Tan, Nicholas Y

AU - Arslanov, Denis

AU - van der Zande, Wim

AU - Redlich, Britta

AU - Korter, Timothy M

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AU - Rades, Thomas

AU - Elliott, Stephen R

AU - Zeitler, J Axel

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