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Title: Non-LTE Opacity Computation on GPUs

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
Nuclear Physics & Radiation Physics(73)

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Holladay, Daniel. Non-LTE Opacity Computation on GPUs. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1148954.
Holladay, Daniel. Non-LTE Opacity Computation on GPUs. United States. doi:10.2172/1148954.
Holladay, Daniel. Mon . "Non-LTE Opacity Computation on GPUs". United States. doi:10.2172/1148954.
title = {Non-LTE Opacity Computation on GPUs},
author = {Holladay, Daniel},
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doi = {10.2172/1148954},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 04 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Mon Aug 04 00:00:00 EDT 2014}

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