THE SPECTRAL EVOLUTION OF THE FIRST GALAXIES. II. SPECTRAL SIGNATURES OF LYMAN CONTINUUM LEAKAGE FROM GALAXIES IN THE REIONIZATION EPOCH

@article{Zackrisson2013THESE,
  title={THE SPECTRAL EVOLUTION OF THE FIRST GALAXIES. II. SPECTRAL SIGNATURES OF LYMAN CONTINUUM LEAKAGE FROM GALAXIES IN THE REIONIZATION EPOCH},
  author={Erik Zackrisson and Akio K. Inoue and Hannes Jensen},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={777},
  pages={39}
}
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