Tunneling processes between Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states

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VILLAS, Alberto, Raffael L. KLEES, G. MORRÁS, Haonan HUANG, Christian R. AST, Gianluca RASTELLI, Wolfgang BELZIG, Juan Carlos CUEVAS, 2021. Tunneling processes between Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states. In: Physical Review B. American Physical Society. 103(15), 155407. ISSN 2469-9950. eISSN 2469-9969. Available under: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.155407

@article{Villas2021Tunne-53372, title={Tunneling processes between Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states}, year={2021}, doi={10.1103/PhysRevB.103.155407}, number={15}, volume={103}, issn={2469-9950}, journal={Physical Review B}, author={Villas, Alberto and Klees, Raffael L. and Morrás, G. and Huang, Haonan and Ast, Christian R. and Rastelli, Gianluca and Belzig, Wolfgang and Cuevas, Juan Carlos}, note={Article Number: 155407} }

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