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Title: Optimizing HFIR Isotope Production through the Devlopment of a Sensitivity-Informed Target Design Process

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  1. ORNL
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1376405
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: M&C 2017 - Jeju, , South Korea - 4/16/2017 12:00:00 AM-4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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HOGLE, SUSAN L. Optimizing HFIR Isotope Production through the Devlopment of a Sensitivity-Informed Target Design Process. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
HOGLE, SUSAN L. Optimizing HFIR Isotope Production through the Devlopment of a Sensitivity-Informed Target Design Process. United States.
HOGLE, SUSAN L. Sat . "Optimizing HFIR Isotope Production through the Devlopment of a Sensitivity-Informed Target Design Process". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376405.
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year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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