Cosmic distribution of highly ionized metals and their physical conditions in the EAGLE simulations

  title={Cosmic distribution of highly ionized metals and their physical conditions in the EAGLE simulations},
  author={Ali Rahmati and Joop Schaye and Robert A. Crain and Benjamin Darwin Oppenheimer and Matthieu Schaller and Tom Theuns},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
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