Nature and Nurture: a Model for Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters

@article{Zhang2000NatureAN,
  title={Nature and Nurture: a Model for Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters},
  author={Bing Zhang and Renxin Xu and G. J. Qiao Nasagsfc and Nrc Research Associate and Pennsylvania State University and CAS-PKU BACAstronomy Dept. Pku and Ccast},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={545}
}
  • Bing Zhang, R. Xu, Ccast
  • Published 11 October 2000
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
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