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Title: Local entropy of a nonequilibrium fermion system

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  1. Department of Physics, University of Arizona, 1118 East Fourth Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
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Journal of Chemical Physics
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Journal Volume: 146; Journal Issue: 9; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-02-15 01:34:07; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
American Institute of Physics
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Stafford, Charles A., and Shastry, Abhay. Local entropy of a nonequilibrium fermion system. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4975810.
Stafford, Charles A., & Shastry, Abhay. Local entropy of a nonequilibrium fermion system. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4975810.
Stafford, Charles A., and Shastry, Abhay. Tue . "Local entropy of a nonequilibrium fermion system". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4975810.
title = {Local entropy of a nonequilibrium fermion system},
author = {Stafford, Charles A. and Shastry, Abhay},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.4975810},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 146,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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