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**Statistical Anisotropy from Vector Curvaton in D-brane Inflation.** / Dimopoulos, Konstantinos; Wills, Danielle; Zavala, Ivonne.

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Dimopoulos, K, Wills, D & Zavala, I 2013, 'Statistical Anisotropy from Vector Curvaton in D-brane Inflation', *Nuclear Physics B*, vol. 868, no. 1, pp. 120-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2012.11.010

Dimopoulos, K., Wills, D., & Zavala, I. (2013). Statistical Anisotropy from Vector Curvaton in D-brane Inflation. *Nuclear Physics B*, *868*(1), 120-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2012.11.010

Dimopoulos K, Wills D, Zavala I. Statistical Anisotropy from Vector Curvaton in D-brane Inflation. Nuclear Physics B. 2013 Mar 1;868(1):120-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2012.11.010

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