Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon processing by cosmic rays

@article{Micelotta2011PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon processing by cosmic rays},
  author={Elisabetta R. Micelotta and A. P. Jones and A. Blaauw Sterrewacht Leiden and Leiden University and The Netherlands. and Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale and Universite de Paris Sud and Cnrs and Orsay and France. and Cresst and Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center and Greenbelt and Usa and Universities Space Research Association and Columbia and NASAArmstrong Flight Research Center and Moffett Field},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={526}
}
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