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Statistical bias in isotope ratios. / Coath, Christopher D.; Steele, Robert C. J.; Lunnon, W. Fred.

In: Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry , Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 52-58.

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Coath, CD, Steele, RCJ & Lunnon, WF 2013, 'Statistical bias in isotope ratios', Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry , vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1039/C2JA10205F

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Coath, C. D., Steele, R. C. J., & Lunnon, W. F. (2013). Statistical bias in isotope ratios. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry , 28(1), 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1039/C2JA10205F

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Coath CD, Steele RCJ, Lunnon WF. Statistical bias in isotope ratios. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry . 2013 Jan 1;28(1):52-58. https://doi.org/10.1039/C2JA10205F

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Coath, Christopher D. ; Steele, Robert C. J. ; Lunnon, W. Fred. / Statistical bias in isotope ratios. In: Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry . 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 52-58.

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