Emergent patterns of localized damage as a precursor to catastrophic failure in a random fuse network

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Emergent patterns of localized damage as a precursor to catastrophic failure in a random fuse network. / Lennartz-Sassinek, S.; Zaiser, M.; Main, I. G.; Manzato, C.; Zapperi, S.

In: Physical Review E, Vol. 87, No. 4, 042811, 18.04.2013.

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Lennartz-Sassinek, S. ; Zaiser, M. ; Main, I. G. ; Manzato, C. ; Zapperi, S. / Emergent patterns of localized damage as a precursor to catastrophic failure in a random fuse network. In: Physical Review E. 2013 ; Vol. 87, No. 4.

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