Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking codeCitation formats

  • External authors:
  • Scott Rowan
  • Yuanfang Cai
  • Colin C. Venters
  • Roger J. Barlow

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Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking code. / Rowan, Scott; Tygier, Sam; Cai, Yuanfang; Venters, Colin C.; Appleby, Robert B.; Barlow, Roger J.

In: EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol. 214, 05028, 17.09.2019.

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Harvard

Rowan, S, Tygier, S, Cai, Y, Venters, CC, Appleby, RB & Barlow, RJ 2019, 'Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking code', EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 214, 05028. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201921405028

APA

Rowan, S., Tygier, S., Cai, Y., Venters, C. C., Appleby, R. B., & Barlow, R. J. (2019). Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking code. EPJ Web of Conferences, 214, [05028]. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201921405028

Vancouver

Rowan S, Tygier S, Cai Y, Venters CC, Appleby RB, Barlow RJ. Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking code. EPJ Web of Conferences. 2019 Sep 17;214. 05028. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201921405028

Author

Rowan, Scott ; Tygier, Sam ; Cai, Yuanfang ; Venters, Colin C. ; Appleby, Robert B. ; Barlow, Roger J. / Sustainability of the Merlin++ particle tracking code. In: EPJ Web of Conferences. 2019 ; Vol. 214.

Bibtex

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