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The growth of the central region by acquisition of counter-rotating gas in star-forming galaxies. / Chen, Yan-Mei; Shi, Yong; Tremonti, Christy A.; Bershady, Matt; Merrifield, Michael; Emsellem, Eric; Jin, Yi-Fei; Huang, Song; Fu, Hai; Wake, David A.; Bundy, Kevin; Stark, David; Lin, Lihwai; Argudo-Fernandez, Maria; Bergmann, Thaisa Storchi; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brownstein, Joel; Bureau, Martin; Chisholm, John; Drory, Niv; Guo, Qi; Hao, Lei; Hu, Jian; Li, Cheng; Li, Ran; Lopes, Alexandre Roman; Pan, Kai-Ke; Riffel, Rogemar A.; Thomas, Daniel; Wang, Lan; Westfall, Kyle; Yan, Ren-Bin.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 13269, 19.10.2016.

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Chen, Y-M, Shi, Y, Tremonti, CA, Bershady, M, Merrifield, M, Emsellem, E, Jin, Y-F, Huang, S, Fu, H, Wake, DA, Bundy, K, Stark, D, Lin, L, Argudo-Fernandez, M, Bergmann, TS, Bizyaev, D, Brownstein, J, Bureau, M, Chisholm, J, Drory, N, Guo, Q, Hao, L, Hu, J, Li, C, Li, R, Lopes, AR, Pan, K-K, Riffel, RA, Thomas, D, Wang, L, Westfall, K & Yan, R-B 2016, 'The growth of the central region by acquisition of counter-rotating gas in star-forming galaxies', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 13269. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13269

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Chen, Y-M., Shi, Y., Tremonti, C. A., Bershady, M., Merrifield, M., Emsellem, E., ... Yan, R-B. (2016). The growth of the central region by acquisition of counter-rotating gas in star-forming galaxies. Nature Communications, 7, [13269]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13269

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Chen Y-M, Shi Y, Tremonti CA, Bershady M, Merrifield M, Emsellem E et al. The growth of the central region by acquisition of counter-rotating gas in star-forming galaxies. Nature Communications. 2016 Oct 19;7. 13269. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13269

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Chen, Yan-Mei ; Shi, Yong ; Tremonti, Christy A. ; Bershady, Matt ; Merrifield, Michael ; Emsellem, Eric ; Jin, Yi-Fei ; Huang, Song ; Fu, Hai ; Wake, David A. ; Bundy, Kevin ; Stark, David ; Lin, Lihwai ; Argudo-Fernandez, Maria ; Bergmann, Thaisa Storchi ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Brownstein, Joel ; Bureau, Martin ; Chisholm, John ; Drory, Niv ; Guo, Qi ; Hao, Lei ; Hu, Jian ; Li, Cheng ; Li, Ran ; Lopes, Alexandre Roman ; Pan, Kai-Ke ; Riffel, Rogemar A. ; Thomas, Daniel ; Wang, Lan ; Westfall, Kyle ; Yan, Ren-Bin. / The growth of the central region by acquisition of counter-rotating gas in star-forming galaxies. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.

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