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Title: Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators

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Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
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Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 12; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-12-20 10:17:10; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
American Physical Society
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United States

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Lebedev, Valeri, Burov, Alexey, and Nagaitsev, Sergei. Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.121301.
Lebedev, Valeri, Burov, Alexey, & Nagaitsev, Sergei. Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.121301.
Lebedev, Valeri, Burov, Alexey, and Nagaitsev, Sergei. 2017. "Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.121301.
title = {Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators},
author = {Lebedev, Valeri and Burov, Alexey and Nagaitsev, Sergei},
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doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.121301},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 12,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month =

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