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Title: Practical Considerations in Empirical POD Study Design.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1267301
Report Number(s):
SAND2007-0353C
524359
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the ASNT 16th Annual Research Symposium held March 26-30, 2007 in Orlando, FL.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Spencer, Floyd W. Practical Considerations in Empirical POD Study Design.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Spencer, Floyd W. Practical Considerations in Empirical POD Study Design.. United States.
Spencer, Floyd W. Mon . "Practical Considerations in Empirical POD Study Design.". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1267301.
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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