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Title: Citrus: An Analytical Tool.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the AHFE 2016 held July 28-31, 2016 in Orlando, FL, US.
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United States

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Garcia, Daniel, and Bauer, Travis L. Citrus: An Analytical Tool.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Garcia, Daniel, & Bauer, Travis L. Citrus: An Analytical Tool.. United States.
Garcia, Daniel, and Bauer, Travis L. 2016. "Citrus: An Analytical Tool.". United States. doi:.
title = {Citrus: An Analytical Tool.},
author = {Garcia, Daniel and Bauer, Travis L.},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
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