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Quintessential inflation with α-attractors. / Dimopoulos, Konstantinos; Owen, Charlotte.

In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2017, No. 6, 27, 13.06.2017.

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Dimopoulos, K & Owen, C 2017, 'Quintessential inflation with α-attractors', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2017, no. 6, 27. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/027

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Dimopoulos K, Owen C. Quintessential inflation with α-attractors. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017 Jun 13;2017(6). 27. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/027

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Dimopoulos, Konstantinos ; Owen, Charlotte. / Quintessential inflation with α-attractors. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 6.

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