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Title: Coating Development on Graphite-Based Composite Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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  1. ORNL
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Work for Others (WFO)
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Conference: Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 20150727, 20150729
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United States

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Jolly, Brian C, Trammell, Michael P, and Qualls, A L. Coating Development on Graphite-Based Composite Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3777.
Jolly, Brian C, Trammell, Michael P, & Qualls, A L. Coating Development on Graphite-Based Composite Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion. United States. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3777.
Jolly, Brian C, Trammell, Michael P, and Qualls, A L. 2015. "Coating Development on Graphite-Based Composite Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion". United States. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3777.
title = {Coating Development on Graphite-Based Composite Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion},
author = {Jolly, Brian C and Trammell, Michael P and Qualls, A L},
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doi = {10.2514/6.2015-3777},
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place = {United States},
year = 2015,
month = 1

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