Anisotropic confinement effects in a two-dimensional plasma crystal.

@article{Laut2016AnisotropicCE,
  title={Anisotropic confinement effects in a two-dimensional plasma crystal.},
  author={I. L. Laut and Sergey K. Zhdanov and Christoph R{\"a}th and Hubertus M. Thomas and Gregor Eugen Morfill},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2016},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={
          013204
        }
}
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