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Title: AHF MAGNETIC LENS CRYOSYSTEMS[Advanced Hydrotest Facility]


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Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
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US Department of Energy (US)
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TRN: US0110548
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Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001
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United States

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J. P. KELLEY, and G. T. MULHOLLAND. AHF MAGNETIC LENS CRYOSYSTEMS[Advanced Hydrotest Facility]. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
J. P. KELLEY, & G. T. MULHOLLAND. AHF MAGNETIC LENS CRYOSYSTEMS[Advanced Hydrotest Facility]. United States.
J. P. KELLEY, and G. T. MULHOLLAND. Fri . "AHF MAGNETIC LENS CRYOSYSTEMS[Advanced Hydrotest Facility]". United States. doi:.
title = {AHF MAGNETIC LENS CRYOSYSTEMS[Advanced Hydrotest Facility]},
author = {J. P. KELLEY and G. T. MULHOLLAND},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2001}

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