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Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model. / Johansson Viklund, Fredrik; Sola, Alan; Turner, Amanda.

In: Communications in Mathematical Physics, Vol. 334, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 331-366.

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Johansson Viklund, F, Sola, A & Turner, A 2015, 'Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model', Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 334, no. 1, pp. 331-366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-014-2158-y

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Johansson Viklund, F., Sola, A., & Turner, A. (2015). Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 334(1), 331-366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-014-2158-y

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Johansson Viklund F, Sola A, Turner A. Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model. Communications in Mathematical Physics. 2015 Feb 1;334(1):331-366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-014-2158-y

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Johansson Viklund, Fredrik ; Sola, Alan ; Turner, Amanda. / Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model. In: Communications in Mathematical Physics. 2015 ; Vol. 334, No. 1. pp. 331-366.

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