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Sandeep Puri, et a;., Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Aerogel's Attenuation for High-Energy Alpha Particles in Fission-Fusion Fragment Rocket Applications. Under Review, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2024.

A.K. Gillespie, et al., Exploring Helium Retention from Technical Materials: Development and Investigation.  Under Review, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2024.

A.K. Gillespie et al., Photoneutron yield for an electron beam on tantalum and erbium deuteride. Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2024, ISSN 1738-5733, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2024.03.007.

J. Gahl, et al., The Fission Fragment Rocket Engine for Mars Fast Transit.  Front. Space Technol., 12 October 2023 Sec. Space Propulsion Volume 4 - 2023 | https://doi.org/10.3389/frspt.2023.1191300.

R. Weed, et al., Radiation characteristics of an aerogel-supported fission fragment rocket engine for crewed interplanetary missions. Front. Space Technol., 07 September 2023  4:1197347. doi: 10.3389/frspt.2023.1197347

A.L. Sobel, et al., Innovations in Emergency Airway Management: Lessons-Learned from Early Cross-Cultural Management of Covid-19. Technology & Innovation, Vol. 22, pp. 181-187, (2021)  doi.org/10.21300/22.2.2021.7.

R.P. Thorn Jr., et al., A quantitative light-isotope measurement system for climate and energy applications. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 464 (2021) 116574.

R.V. Duncan, The Impact of the First Decade of the National Academy of Inventors. Technology and Innovation, Vol. 22, pp. 257-268 (2021).

A.K. Gillespie, et al., A New Fast Response Cryogenic Evaporative Calorimeter. Review of Scientific Instruments, 91 (2020), 085103.

S. Lacouture, et al., A solid-state, open-system, differential calorimeter. Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 9, (2020) 095102.

M. Barmatz, I Hahn, JA Lipa, RV Duncan, Critical phenomena in microgravity: Past, present, and future. Reviews of Modern Physics, 79, 1 (2007).

P.K. Day et al., Breakdown of Fourier's Law near the Superfluid Transition in 4He. Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2474 (1998).

T. L. Aselage et al., Large Enhancement of Boron Carbide's Seebeck Coefficients through Vibrational Softening. Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2316 (1998).

W.A. Moeur et al., Observation of Self-Organized Criticality Near the Superfluid Transition in 4He. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2421 (1997). 

G.H. Dunlap et al., A frequency to voltage converter based on Bloch oscillations in a capacitively-coupled GaAs-GaAlAs quantum well. Phys. Rev.B 48, 7975 (1993). 

L.Z. Wang and R.V. Duncan, Proposed differential frequency readout system by hysteretic Josephson junctions. Phys. Rev. A 46, 3617 (1992).  

R.V. Duncan and Guenter Ahlers, Singularity and Nonlinearity in the Kapitza Resistance Between Gold and Superfluid 4He near Tλ. Phys. Rev. B 43, 7707 (1991). 

Guenter Ahlers and R.V. Duncan, Finite-Size Effects on the Thermal Conductivity of 4He Near the Superfluid Transition. Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 846 (1988). 

R.V. Dencan, et al., Depression of the Superfluid Transition in 4He by a Heat Current. Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1522 (1988). 

R.V. Dencan, et al., Singularity in the Kapitza Resistance between Gold and Superfluid 4He near Tλ. Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 377 (1987). 

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Muhammad U. Farooq, et al., Pinched Tube Method for Gas Sample Transfers.  ChemRxiv. 2024; doi:10.26434/chemrxiv-2024-781v2.

A.K. Gillespie, et al., Simulating Radiation Shielding Effectiveness Against Three Neutron Sources. arXiv:2309.15125 (2024).

R.V. Duncan, Cuikun Lin, Andrew K. Gillespie, John Gahl.  Prospects For A New Light-Nuclei, Fission-Fusion Energy Cycle.  arXiv:2308.01434 (2023).

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Multidimensional bioelectrical tissue analyzer. Peter Littrup, Robert Duncan - US Patent 7499745, 2009  - https://patents.google.com/patent/US7499745

Cryotherapy system. Peter J Littrup, Alexei V Babkin, Robert Duncan, Sergei Boldarov - US Patent 7083612, 2006  - https://patents.google.com/patent/US7083612B2/en

3D static magnetic field vector imaging array.  S Lacouture, A Bilbao, S Bayne - US Patent US10393827B2  - https://patents.google.com/patent/US10393827B2/en

Wide-injection range Open Circuit Voltage Decay system.  S Lacouture, S Bayne - US Patent US11143694B2  - https://patents.google.com/patent/US11143694B2/en 

Electric current imaging system. S Lacouture - US patent US11493566B2  - https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190187223A1/en