David Blair

Winthrop Professor, BSc W.Aust., PhD E.Anglia, MAIP

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 24644 Citations
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1992 …2023
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2012

Progress on the low-latency inspiral gravitational wave detection algorithm known as SPIIR

Hooper, S., Wen, L., Hanna, C., Cannon, K., Keppel, D., Blair, D., Chung, S. K., Singer, L. & Chen, Y., 2012, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 363. United Kingdom: IOP Publishing, Vol. 363. p. 6pp

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Scientific Benefit of Enlarging Gravitational Wave Detector Networks

Chu, Q., Wen, L. & Blair, D., 2012, 9TH EDOARDO AMALDI CONFERENCE ON GRAVITATIONAL WAVES (AMALDI 9) AND THE 2011 NUMERICAL RELATIVITY - DATA ANALYSIS MEETING (NRDA 2011). Hannam, M., Sutton, P., Hild, S. & VanDenBroeck, C. (eds.). IOP Publishing, 8 p. 012023. (Journal of Physics Conference Series; vol. 363).

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Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Thermal tuning the optical cavity for 3 mode interaction studies using a CO2 laser

Susmithan, S., Zhao, C., Fang, Q., Ju, L. & Blair, D., 2012, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Hannam, M., Sutton, P., Hild, S. & Van Den Broeck, C. (eds.). Bristol, UK: IOP Publishing, Vol. 363. 6 p. 012018

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tuning
cavities
lasers
interactions
gravitational waves
2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Accelerated Searches of Gravitational Waves Using Graphics Processing Units

Chung, S. K., Wen, L., Blair, D. & Cannon, K., 2010, Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, 10th International Symposium. Hartnett, J. & Abbott, P. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia ed. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1246. p. 207-210

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Gamma Ray Burst Redshift Biases - A Cautionary Tale

Imerito, A., Coward, D., Burman, R. & Blair, D., 2010, Deciphering the Ancient Universe with Gamma-Ray Bursts. Kawait, N. & Nagataki, S. (eds.). Kyoto Japan ed. Japan: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1279. p. N/A

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Low-Latency Detection of Gravitational Waves

Hooper, S., Wen, L., Blair, D., Chung, S. K., Chen, Y. & Luan, J., 2010, Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium. Hartnett, J. & Abbott, P. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia ed. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1246. p. 211-214

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The Science Benefits of AIGO - a southern hemisphere interferometric gravitational wave detector

Zhao, C., Ju, L. & Blair, D., 2010, Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium. Hartnett, J. & Abbott, P. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia ed. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1246. p. 215-220

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Using temporal distributions of transient events to characterize cosmological source populations

Howell, E., Coward, D., Burman, R. & Blair, D., 2010, Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium. Hartnett, J. & Abbott, P. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia ed. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1246. p. 203-206

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2008
26 Citations (Scopus)

The Science benefits and Preliminary Design of the Southern Hemisphere Gravitational Wave Detector AIGO

Blair, D., Barriga, P., Brooks, A. F., Charlton, P., Coward, D., Dumas, J-C., Fan, Y., Galloway, D., Gras, S., Hosken, D. J., Howell, E., Hughes, S. W., Ju, L., Mcclelland, D. E., Melatos, A., Miao, X. M., Munch, J., Scott, S. M., Slagmolen, B. J. J., Veitch, P. J. & 5 othersWen, L., Webb, J. K., Woolley, A., Yan, Z. & Zhao, C., 2008, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Mucklow, J. (ed.). Australia ed. Bristol, England: IOP Publishing, Vol. 122. p. 6 pp

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Vacuum System Requirement for a 5km Baseline of Gravitational-Wave Detector

Sunil, S. & Blair, D., 2008, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Mittal, K. C. & Gupta, S. K. (eds.). Mumbai, India ed. Bristol, England: IOP Publishing, Vol. 114. p. 6 pp

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2007

AIGO: the Southern Hemisphere GW Detector and applications of the Probability Event Horizon Tool to data analysis

Coward, D., Blair, D. & Howell, E., 2007, Proceedings of the XLIInd Rencontres de Moriond: 2007 Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity. Dumarchez, J. & Vân, J. T. T. (eds.). La Thuile, Val d'Aosta, Italy ed. Vietnam: The Gioi Publishers, Vol. 1. p. 33-36

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Host galaxy discrimination using world network of gravitational wave detectors

Wen, L., Howell, E., Coward, D. & Blair, D., 2007, Proceedings of the XLIInd Rencontres de Moriond: 2007 Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity. Dumarchez, J. & Vân, J. T. T. (eds.). La Thuile, Val d'Aosta, Italy ed. Vietnam: The Gioi Publishers, Vol. 1. p. 123-130

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Parametric instability in advanced gravitational wave detectors

Gras, S., Ju, L., Blair, D. & Zhao, C., 2007, Proceedings of the XLIInd Rencontres de Moriond: 2007 Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity. Dumarchez, J. & Vân, J. T. T. (eds.). La Thuile, Val d'Aosta, Italy ed. Vietnam: The Gioi Publishers, Vol. 1. p. 165-170

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2005

Time Dependence of the Cosmological Astrophysical Background of Gravitational Waves

Howell, E., Coward, D., Burman, R. & Blair, D., 2005, New Views on the Universe. Celnikier, L. (ed.). Hanoi, Vietnam ed. Vietnam: The Gioi Publishers, Vietnam, Vol. N/A. p. 83-88

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2000

The Future of Astronomy: Exploration of the Gravitational Wave Spectrum

Blair, D., 2000, The Future of the Universe and the Future of Our Civilization. Burdyuzha, V. & Khozin, G. (eds.). Hungary ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. NA. p. 59-68

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1999

Calculating the cosmic background of supernova-generated gravitational radiation

Burman, R., Blair, D. & Woodings, S. J., 1999, Proceedings of the Eighth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity. Piran, T. (ed.). Jerusalem, Israel ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. Part B. p. 1092-1094

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Sapphire dielectric resonant-mass transducer for gravitational wave detection

Locke, C., Tobar, M., Ivanov, E. & Blair, D., 1999, Proceedings of the Eighth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity. Piran, T. (ed.). Jerusalem, Israel ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. Part B. p. 1053-1055

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Sapphire Test Masses and Nb Flexure Suspensions to Reduce the Thermal Noise in Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detectors

Ju, L., Taniwaki, M., Blair, D., Benabid, F. & Notcutt, M., 1999, Proceedings of the Eighth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity. Piran, T. (ed.). Jerusalem, Israel ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. Part B. p. 1060-1062

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The development of an 8m suspended power recycling interferometer

Zhao, C., Notcutt, M., Ju, L. & Blair, D., 1999, Proceedings of the Eighth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity. Piran, T. (ed.). Jerusalem, Israel ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. Part B. p. 1074-1076

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Ultra-low frequency pre-isolation

Winterflood, J. & Blair, D., 1999, Proceedings of the Eighth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity. Piran, T. (ed.). Jerusalem, Israel ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. Part B. p. 1071-1073

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1998
25 Citations (Scopus)

A High Stability Atomic Fountain Clock using a Cryogenic Sapphire Interrogation Oscillator

Mann, A., Santarelli, G., Chang, S., Luiten, A., Laurent, PH., Salomon, C., Blair, D. & Clairon, A., 1998, Proceedings of the 1998 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Frequency Control Symposium. California, USA ed. USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. N/A. p. 13-17

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Calculating the Cosmic Background of Supernova-Generated Gravitational Radiation

Burman, R., Woodings, S. J. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 189

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Candidate Gravitational Wave Event Extraction and Analysis

Heng, I. S., Blair, D., Ivanov, E. & Tobar, M., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 194

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Four Years Performance of a Niobium Resonant Bar Gravitational Wave Antenna at UWA

Hathi, N. P., Heng, I. S. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 195

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145 Citations (Scopus)

Frequency Stabilisation of a Nd:YAG laser to a cavity at Liquid Nitrogen Temperatures

Brown, T., Wong, E., Notcutt, M., Blair, D. & Mann, A., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 220

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Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Blair, D., Ju, L. & Ivanov, E., 1998, Current Topics in Physics - Vol. 2. Cho, Y. M., Hong, J. B. & Yang, C. N. (eds.). Seoul, Korea ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. 2. p. 704-713

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Gravity Waves: Isolation From Seismic Vibrations To Low Frequencies

Winterflood, J. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 192

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Laser with frequency stability of 0.5 Hz

Wong, E. K., Notcutt, M., Brown, T., Zhao, C., Mann, A. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 208

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Niobe - Improvements For Quantum Limited Sensitivity

Woode, R. A., Tobar, M., Blair, D. & Ivanov, E., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 193

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Observations Of SN 1998A And Comparison With Similar Unusual Supernovae

Woodings, S. J., Williams, A. J., Martin, R., Burman, R. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 190

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Overview of ACIGA and its Role in the World-Wide Gravitational Wave Research Program

Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 187

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Rayleigh Scattering Noise In Laser Interferometric Gravitational Waves Detectors With Sapphire Test Masses

Benabid, F., Notcutt, M., Ju, L. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 199

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Sapphire Test Masses for Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detectors

Ju, L., Benabid, F., Taniwaki, M. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 198

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The UWA Sapphire Oscillator - a Microwave Secondary Frequency Standard

Chang, S., Mann, A., Luiten, A. & Blair, D., 1998, 13th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics. Perth, Western Australia ed. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Institute of Physics, Vol. N/A. p. 204

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Whispering Gallery Mode Microwave Characterisation of Ba2Nd4Ti5O18 Dielectric Resonators

Ratheesh, R., Sreemoolanadhan, H., Sebastian, M. T., Mohanan, P., Tobar, M., Hartnett, J. & Blair, D., 1998, Advances in Microwaves and Lightwaves. Sharma, E. K. (ed.). New Delhi, India ed. New Delhi, India: Allied Publishers Limited, Vol. N/A. p. 8-11

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1997

A cosmological background of gravitational waves detectable by cross correlation of bars and interferometers

Blair, D. & Ju, L., 1997, Proceedings of the InternationalConference on Gravitational Waves - Sources and Detectors. Ciufolini, I. & Fidecaro, F. (eds.). Piza, Italy ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. 2. p. 193-198

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Improving the sensitivity of the UWA resonant-mass detector

Tobar, M., Ivanov, E. & Blair, D., 1997, Proceedings of the International Conference on Gravitational Waves - Sources and Detectors. Ciufolini, I. & Fidecaro, F. (eds.). Piza, Italy ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. 2. p. 217-220

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Interstellar Communication Channel Search of 49 Stars Closer than 11.5 PC

Zadnik, M. G., Winterflood, J., Williams, A. J., Wellington, K. J., Vaile, R., Blair, D., Tarter, J. C., Backus, P. R., Norris, R. P. & Heiligman, G., 1997, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bioastronomy. IAU Coloquium No 161. Cosmovici, C. B., Bowyer, S. & Werthimer, D. (eds.). Capri, Italy ed. Bologna, Italy: Editrice Compositori, Vol. n/a. p. 657-660

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Low-Loss Sapphire Transducers for Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors and Quantum Non-Demolition Readouts

Tobar, M., Ivanov, E., Blair, D. & Cuthbertson, B. D., 1997, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Omnidirectional Gravitational Radiation Observatory. Jr, W. F. V., Aguiar, O. D. & Magalhaes, N. S. (eds.). Sao Paulo, Brazil ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. n/a. p. 211-218

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Progress in the Development of Technology for Advanced Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors

Blair, D., Notcutt, M., Ju, L., Tobar, M., Yang, Y. M., Wong, E., Taylor, C., Winterflood, J., Liu, J. F., Taniwaki, M., Zhao, C., Mcclelland, D., Harb, C., Gray, M. B., Huntington, E. R., Ralph, T. C., Bachor, H., Sandeman, J., Mudge, D., Ottaway, D. & 3 othersHamilton, M. W., Munch, J. & Veitch, P. J., 1997, Gravitational Wave Detection - Proceedings of the TAMA International Workshop on Gravitational Wave Detection. Tsubono, K., Fujimoto, M-K. & Kuroda, K. (eds.). Saitama, Japan ed. Tokyo, Japan: Universal Academy Press, Inc., Vol. n/a. p. 75-94

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The development of technology for high performance laser interferometer gravitational wave detectors

Zhao, C., Winterflood, J., Taniwaki, M., Notcutt, M., Liu, J., Ju, L. & Blair, D., 1997, Proceedings of the International Conference on Gravitational Waves - Sources and Detectors. Ciufolini, I. & Fidecaro, F. (eds.). Pisa, Italy ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. 2. p. 211-216

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The Perth Niobium Resonant Mass Antenna with Microwave Parametric Transducer

Blair, D., Heng, I. S., Ivanov, E., Tobar, M., Turner, P. J. & Van Kann, F., 1997, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Omnidirectional Gravitational Radiation Observatory. Jr Velloso, W. F., Aguiar, O. D. & Magalhàes, N. S. (eds.). Sao Paulo, Brazil ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. n/a. p. 27-38

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The Supernova Cosmological Background of Gravitational Waves

Blair, D., Burman, R., Ju, L., Woodings, S., Mulder, M. & Zadnik, M. G., 1997, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Omnidirectional Gravitational Radiation Observatory. Jr, W. F. V., Aguiar, O. D. & Magalhaes, N. S. (eds.). Sao Paulo, Brazil ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, Vol. n/a. p. 251-259

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Ultrastable and Ultralow Phase Noise Microwave Sapphire Oscillators

Blair, D., Chang, S., Ivanov, E., Luiten, A., Mann, A., Tobar, M. & Woode, R., 1997, Proceedings of the Workshop on the Scientific Applications of Clocks in Space. Maleki, L. (ed.). Pasadena, California, USA ed. Pasadena, California, USA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Vol. 97-15. p. 101-125

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1996
3 Citations (Scopus)

An Ultra-High Quality Factor Microwave Sapphire Loaded Superconducting Cavity Transducer

Cuthbertson, B. D., Tobar, M. E., Ivanov, E. & Blair, D., 1996, 1996 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Microwave Symposium DIGEST. Ranson, R. G. (ed.). San Francisco USA ed. USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 1. p. 1489-1492

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Future prospects for the University of Western Australia's cryogenic resonant-mass gravitational wave detector

Tobar, M. E., Ivanov, E. & Blair, D., 1996, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Low Temperature Physics. Danis, S., Gregor, V. & Káveta, K. (eds.). Prague, Czechoslovakia ed. Prague: Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czechoslovak Journal of Physics), Vol. 46. p. 2909-2910

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1995

Latest Results of the UWA Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator

Luiten, A. N., Mann, A., Mcdonald, N. J. & Blair, D., 1995, Proceedings of 1995 IEEE Control Symposium. Piscataway: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 433-437

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Operation of the Perth cryogenic resonant-bar gravitational wave detector

Tobar, M., Blair, D. & Heng, I. S., 1995, Proceedings of the First Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Wave Experiments. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 144-160

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The Interstellar Contact Channel Hypothesis: When Can We Expect to Receive Beacons?

Blair, D., 1995, Proceedings of the 1993 Bioastronomy Symposium. Progress in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 74. p. 267-273

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Vibration Isolation and Suspension Systems for Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detectors

Ju, L., Liu, F. J. & Blair, D., 1995, Proceedings of the 1st E. Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Wave Experiments. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 313-319

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