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Title: Dissimilar Material Welding with High Pulse Repetition Rate Femtosecond Fiber Laser

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PolarOnyx, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150084
Report Number(s):
DE-SC0010214
DOE Contract Number:
SC0010214
Type / Phase:
SBIR
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Liu, Jian. Dissimilar Material Welding with High Pulse Repetition Rate Femtosecond Fiber Laser. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Liu, Jian. Dissimilar Material Welding with High Pulse Repetition Rate Femtosecond Fiber Laser. United States.
Liu, Jian. Thu . "Dissimilar Material Welding with High Pulse Repetition Rate Femtosecond Fiber Laser". United States. doi:.
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year = {Thu Aug 21 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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