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Title: Dave Warner: Friend, Mentor, Colleague


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  1. Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States)
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Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 819; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 12. international symposium on capture gamma-ray spectroscopy and related topics, Notre Dame, IN (United States), 4-9 Sep 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2187833; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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Aprahamian, A. Dave Warner: Friend, Mentor, Colleague. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2187833.
Aprahamian, A. Dave Warner: Friend, Mentor, Colleague. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2187833.
Aprahamian, A. Mon . "Dave Warner: Friend, Mentor, Colleague". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2187833.
title = {Dave Warner: Friend, Mentor, Colleague},
author = {Aprahamian, A.},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2187833},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 819,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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