Ultrafine particles in cities

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Ultrafine particles in cities. / Kumar, Prashant; Morawska, L.; Birmili, W.; Paasonen, P.; Hu, M.; Kulmala, M.; Harrison, R.M.; Norford, L.; Britter, R.

In: Environment International, Vol. 66, 01.05.2014, p. 1-10.

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Kumar, P, Morawska, L, Birmili, W, Paasonen, P, Hu, M, Kulmala, M, Harrison, RM, Norford, L & Britter, R 2014, 'Ultrafine particles in cities', Environment International, vol. 66, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.01.013

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Kumar, P., Morawska, L., Birmili, W., Paasonen, P., Hu, M., Kulmala, M., Harrison, R. M., Norford, L., & Britter, R. (2014). Ultrafine particles in cities. Environment International, 66, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.01.013

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Kumar P, Morawska L, Birmili W, Paasonen P, Hu M, Kulmala M et al. Ultrafine particles in cities. Environment International. 2014 May 1;66:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.01.013

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Kumar, Prashant ; Morawska, L. ; Birmili, W. ; Paasonen, P. ; Hu, M. ; Kulmala, M. ; Harrison, R.M. ; Norford, L. ; Britter, R. / Ultrafine particles in cities. In: Environment International. 2014 ; Vol. 66. pp. 1-10.

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