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Title: THE U.S. NHMFL 60 T LONG PULSE MAGNET FAILURE

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786731
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-01-5260
TRN: US0111293
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; MAGNETS; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; TEST FACILITIES; HYDRODYNAMICS

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J. R. SIMS, J. B. SCHILLIG, and ET AL. THE U.S. NHMFL 60 T LONG PULSE MAGNET FAILURE. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
J. R. SIMS, J. B. SCHILLIG, & ET AL. THE U.S. NHMFL 60 T LONG PULSE MAGNET FAILURE. United States.
J. R. SIMS, J. B. SCHILLIG, and ET AL. Sat . "THE U.S. NHMFL 60 T LONG PULSE MAGNET FAILURE". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/786731.
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