First Observation of the Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum in a Translucent Molecular Cloud

@article{Ashton2017FirstOO,
  title={First Observation of the Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum in a Translucent Molecular Cloud},
  author={Peter C. Ashton and Peter A. R. Ade and Francesco E. Angil{\`e} and Steven J Benton and Mark J. Devlin and Bradley Dober and Laura M. Fissel and Yasuo Fukui and Nicholas Galitzki and Natalie N. Gandilo and Jeffrey Klein and Andrei L. Korotkov and Zhi-Yun Li and Peter G. Martin and Tristan G. Matthews and Lorenzo Moncelsi and Fumitaka Nakamura and Calvin Barth Netterfield and Giles Novak and Enzo Pascale and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rick Poidevin and F{\'a}bio P. Santos and Giorgio Savini and Douglas Scott and Jamil A. Shariff and Juan Diego Soler and Nicholas E. Thomas and C E Tucker and Gregory S. Tucker and Derek Ward-Thompson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={857}
}
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