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Tensor non-Gaussianities from non-minimal coupling to the inflaton. / Dimastrogiovanni, Emanuela; Fasiello, Matteo; Tasinato, Gianmassimo; Wands, David.

In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2019, No. 02, 008, 08.02.2019.

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Dimastrogiovanni, E, Fasiello, M, Tasinato, G & Wands, D 2019, 'Tensor non-Gaussianities from non-minimal coupling to the inflaton', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2019, no. 02, 008. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/02/008

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Dimastrogiovanni, E., Fasiello, M., Tasinato, G., & Wands, D. (2019). Tensor non-Gaussianities from non-minimal coupling to the inflaton. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2019(02), [008]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/02/008

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Dimastrogiovanni E, Fasiello M, Tasinato G, Wands D. Tensor non-Gaussianities from non-minimal coupling to the inflaton. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2019 Feb 8;2019(02). 008. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/02/008

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Dimastrogiovanni, Emanuela ; Fasiello, Matteo ; Tasinato, Gianmassimo ; Wands, David. / Tensor non-Gaussianities from non-minimal coupling to the inflaton. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2019 ; Vol. 2019, No. 02.

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