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Entanglement enhances cooling in microscopic quantum refrigerators. / Brunner, Nicolas; Huber, Marcus; Linden, Noah; Popescu, Sandu; Silva, Ralph; Skrzypczyk, Paul.

In: Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 89, No. 3, 032115, 13.03.2014.

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Brunner, N, Huber, M, Linden, N, Popescu, S, Silva, R & Skrzypczyk, P 2014, 'Entanglement enhances cooling in microscopic quantum refrigerators', Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 89, no. 3, 032115. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.032115

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Brunner, N., Huber, M., Linden, N., Popescu, S., Silva, R., & Skrzypczyk, P. (2014). Entanglement enhances cooling in microscopic quantum refrigerators. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 89(3), [032115]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.032115

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Brunner N, Huber M, Linden N, Popescu S, Silva R, Skrzypczyk P. Entanglement enhances cooling in microscopic quantum refrigerators. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2014 Mar 13;89(3). 032115. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.032115

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Brunner, Nicolas ; Huber, Marcus ; Linden, Noah ; Popescu, Sandu ; Silva, Ralph ; Skrzypczyk, Paul. / Entanglement enhances cooling in microscopic quantum refrigerators. In: Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2014 ; Vol. 89, No. 3.

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