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Science Advances  02 Sep 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 36, eabb8212
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb8212

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vol. 6 no. 36

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  • Received for publication March 21, 2020
  • Accepted for publication July 20, 2020
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  1. Claire Meyer1,
  2. Christophe Blanc2,
  3. Geoffrey R. Luckhurst3,
  4. Patrick Davidson4 and
  5. Ivan Dozov1,2,4,*
  1. 1Physique des Systèmes Complexes, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 80039 Amiens, France.
  2. 2Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, UMR 5221, CNRS-Université de Montpellier, 34095 Montpellier, France.
  3. 3School of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK.
  4. 4Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: ivan.dozov{at}


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