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Title: Optical effects of energy degraders on the performance of fragment separators.


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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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TRN: US0806773
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Conference: Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC07); Jun. 25, 2007 - Jun. 29, 2007; Albuquerque, NM
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United States

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Bandura, L., Erdelyi, B., Nolen, J., Physics, and Northern Illinois Univ.. Optical effects of energy degraders on the performance of fragment separators.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Bandura, L., Erdelyi, B., Nolen, J., Physics, & Northern Illinois Univ.. Optical effects of energy degraders on the performance of fragment separators.. United States.
Bandura, L., Erdelyi, B., Nolen, J., Physics, and Northern Illinois Univ.. Mon . "Optical effects of energy degraders on the performance of fragment separators.". United States. doi:.
title = {Optical effects of energy degraders on the performance of fragment separators.},
author = {Bandura, L. and Erdelyi, B. and Nolen, J. and Physics and Northern Illinois Univ.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}

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