The Energy Spectra and Relative Abundances of Electrons and Positrons in the Galactic Cosmic Radiation

@article{Barwick1997TheES,
  title={The Energy Spectra and Relative Abundances of Electrons and Positrons in the Galactic Cosmic Radiation},
  author={Steven W. Barwick and James J. Beatty and Charles R. Bower and Christopher James Chaput and St{\'e}phane Coutu and Georgia Adair de Nolfo and Michael DuVernois and Don Ellithorpe and David Ficenec and Johannes Knapp and D. M. Lowder and Steven M. McKee and Detlef Muller and James A. Musser and Scott Lowry Nutter and Erika Schneider and Simon P. Swordy and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e} and Andrew David Tomasch and E. B. Torbet},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={498},
  pages={779-789}
}
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