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N 2 Product Internal-State Distributions for the Steady-State Reactions of NO with H 2 and NH 3 on the Pt(100) Surface †

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (Impact Factor: 3.38). 09/2001; 105(37):8725-8728. DOI: 10.1021/jp0108216
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