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# Exact correlations in the one-dimensional coagulation-diffusion process by the empty-interval method

Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment (Impact Factor: 2.4). 01/2010; 2010(04). DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2010/04/P04002

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