Basic mechanisms in the action of lithium proceedings of a symposium held at Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria, F.R.G., October 4-6, 1981

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Statementeditors, H.M. Emrich, J.B. Aldenhoff, and H.D. Lux.
SeriesInternational congress series ;, no. 572
ContributionsEmrich, H. M., Aldenhoff, J. B., Lux, H. Dieter.
LC ClassificationsQP535.L5 B37 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 265 p. :
Number of Pages265
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Open LibraryOL3485587M
ISBN 10044490249X
LC Control Number82005124

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