Illicit utilization of arsenic compounds in pyrotechnics? An analysis of the suspended particle emission during Vienna’s New Year fireworks

@article{Sterba2012IllicitUO,
  title={Illicit utilization of arsenic compounds in pyrotechnics? An analysis of the suspended particle emission during Vienna’s New Year fireworks},
  author={Johannes H. Sterba and Georg Steinhauser and Friedrich Grass},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={296},
  pages={237-243}
}
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