Energy dynamics in a simulation of LAPD turbulence

@article{Friedman2012EnergyDI,
  title={Energy dynamics in a simulation of LAPD turbulence},
  author={B. Friedman and Troy A. Carter and M. V. Umansky and David A. Schaffner and B. D. Dudson},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={102307}
}
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