A Major Constituent of Brown Algae for Use in High-Capacity Li-Ion Batteries

  title={A Major Constituent of Brown Algae for Use in High-Capacity Li-Ion Batteries},
  author={I. O. Kovalenko and Bogdan Zdyrko and Alexandre Magasinski and Benjamin J. Hertzberg and Zoran Milicev and Ruslan Burtovyy and Igor Luzinov and Gleb Yushin},
  pages={75 - 79}
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