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Title: Real time propagation of the exact two component time-dependent density functional theory

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  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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Journal Volume: 145; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-03-09 12:28:54; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
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Goings, Joshua J., Kasper, Joseph M., Egidi, Franco, Sun, Shichao, and Li, Xiaosong. Real time propagation of the exact two component time-dependent density functional theory. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4962422.
Goings, Joshua J., Kasper, Joseph M., Egidi, Franco, Sun, Shichao, & Li, Xiaosong. Real time propagation of the exact two component time-dependent density functional theory. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962422.
Goings, Joshua J., Kasper, Joseph M., Egidi, Franco, Sun, Shichao, and Li, Xiaosong. Tue . "Real time propagation of the exact two component time-dependent density functional theory". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962422.
title = {Real time propagation of the exact two component time-dependent density functional theory},
author = {Goings, Joshua J. and Kasper, Joseph M. and Egidi, Franco and Sun, Shichao and Li, Xiaosong},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.4962422},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 10,
volume = 145,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 EDT 2016}

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