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Charged relativistic fluids and non-linear electrodynamics. / Dereli, Tekin; Tucker, Robin.

In: EPL, Vol. 89, No. 2, 20009, 2010.

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Dereli, Tekin ; Tucker, Robin. / Charged relativistic fluids and non-linear electrodynamics. In: EPL. 2010 ; Vol. 89, No. 2.

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