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**The inflating curvaton.** / Dimopoulos, Konstantinos; Kohri, Kazunori; Lyth, David; Matsuda, Tomohiro.

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Dimopoulos, K, Kohri, K, Lyth, D & Matsuda, T 2012, 'The inflating curvaton', *Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics*, vol. 03, JCAP03(2012)022, pp. 0-8. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2012/03/022

Dimopoulos, K., Kohri, K., Lyth, D., & Matsuda, T. (2012). The inflating curvaton. *Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics*, *03*, 0-8. [JCAP03(2012)022]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2012/03/022

Dimopoulos K, Kohri K, Lyth D, Matsuda T. The inflating curvaton. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2012 Mar 12;03:0-8. JCAP03(2012)022. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2012/03/022

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