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Why the original BB84 paper "Quantum cryptography: Public key distribution and coin tossing" has 'withdrawn' status?

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The original paper proposing quantum key distribution protocol (now known as BB84):

seems to have WITHDRAWN status with a note:

This article has been withdrawn at the request of the author(s) and/or editor. The Publisher apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy.

Is is known why?

Is it known if it is the same paper (the date is 28 September 2011 rather than anything in 1984)?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user Piotr Migdal
asked Jul 17, 2014 in General Physics by Piotr Migdal (1,260 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Sep 14, 2014
One of the reason's for withdrawal in press is "accidental duplicate" which may explain the date issue.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user dmckee
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about publication dates rather than physics

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user Floris

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I suspect that the reprint was withdrawn, rather than the original article; probably, for copyright reasons.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user akhmeteli
answered Jul 17, 2014 by akhmeteli (40 points) [ no revision ]
Piotr's link is to the DOI page and the withdraw policy link is to the publisher's policy.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user dmckee
@dmckee: Maybe I don't quite understand your comment... The DOI points to a 2011 article, whereas the original article is dated 1984 (cs.ucsb.edu/~chong/290N-W06/BB84.pdf ) I don't think the authors published an article with the same title 30 years later. That is why I suspect a reprint was withdrawn, rather than the original article..

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-09-14 08:33 (UCT), posted by SE-user akhmeteli

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