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Title: Charge carrier holes and Majorana fermions

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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Physical Review B
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Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 20; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-05-09 22:12:55; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society
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United States

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Liang, Jingcheng, and Lyanda-Geller, Yuli. Charge carrier holes and Majorana fermions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201404.
Liang, Jingcheng, & Lyanda-Geller, Yuli. Charge carrier holes and Majorana fermions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201404.
Liang, Jingcheng, and Lyanda-Geller, Yuli. Tue . "Charge carrier holes and Majorana fermions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201404.
title = {Charge carrier holes and Majorana fermions},
author = {Liang, Jingcheng and Lyanda-Geller, Yuli},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201404},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 20,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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