Effects of a small magnetic field on homoclinic bifurcations in a low-Prandtl-number fluid.

@article{Basak2016EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a small magnetic field on homoclinic bifurcations in a low-Prandtl-number fluid.},
  author={Arnab Basak and Krishna Kumar},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={
          123123
        }
}
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