Angle-resolved phase-sensitive determination of the in-plane gap symmetry in YBa2Cu3O7−δ

@article{Kirtley2006AngleresolvedPD,
  title={Angle-resolved phase-sensitive determination of the in-plane gap symmetry in YBa2Cu3O7−$\delta$},
  author={John R. Kirtley and Chang C. Tsuei and Ariando and C. J. M. Verwijs and S. Harkema and H. Hilgenkamp},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={190-194}
}
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