One- and two-particle dynamics in microfluidic T-junctions

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One- and two-particle dynamics in microfluidic T-junctions. / Ollila, S.T.T.; Denniston, C.; Ala-Nissilä, T.

In: Physical Review E, Vol. 87, No. 5, 050302, 2013, p. 1-5.

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Ollila, S.T.T. ; Denniston, C. ; Ala-Nissilä, T. / One- and two-particle dynamics in microfluidic T-junctions. In: Physical Review E. 2013 ; Vol. 87, No. 5. pp. 1-5.

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