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Title: Growth of spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter

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Physical Review C
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Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
American Physical Society
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United States

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Yilmaz, O., Ayik, S., Acar, F., and Gokalp, A. Growth of spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.91.014605.
Yilmaz, O., Ayik, S., Acar, F., & Gokalp, A. Growth of spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.91.014605.
Yilmaz, O., Ayik, S., Acar, F., and Gokalp, A. 2015. "Growth of spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.91.014605.
title = {Growth of spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter},
author = {Yilmaz, O. and Ayik, S. and Acar, F. and Gokalp, A.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.91.014605},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 1,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = 2015,
month = 1

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