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Title: Modeling turbulent energy behavior and sudden viscous dissipation in compressing plasma turbulence

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
  2. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1414499
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001836
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 12; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-12-21 10:15:23; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Davidovits, Seth, and Fisch, Nathaniel J. Modeling turbulent energy behavior and sudden viscous dissipation in compressing plasma turbulence. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5006946.
Davidovits, Seth, & Fisch, Nathaniel J. Modeling turbulent energy behavior and sudden viscous dissipation in compressing plasma turbulence. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5006946.
Davidovits, Seth, and Fisch, Nathaniel J. 2017. "Modeling turbulent energy behavior and sudden viscous dissipation in compressing plasma turbulence". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5006946.
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journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 12,
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