Dipolar tidal effects in scalar-tensor theories

  title={Dipolar tidal effects in scalar-tensor theories},
  author={L. Bernard},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • L. Bernard
  • Published 25 June 2019
  • Physics, Geology
  • Physical Review D
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