A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions

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A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions. / Schillebeeckx, Peter; Verwerft, Marc; Zerovnik, Gasper; Parthoens, Yves; Pedersen, Bent; Alaerts, Gery; Cools, Gerry; Govers, Kevin; Paepen, Jan; Varasano, Giovanni; Wynants, Ruud.

European Atomic Energy Community, 2020. 54 p. (Publications Office of the European Union; No. EUR 30379 EN).

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Schillebeeckx, P, Verwerft, M, Zerovnik, G, Parthoens, Y, Pedersen, B, Alaerts, G, Cools, G, Govers, K, Paepen, J, Varasano, G & Wynants, R 2020, A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions. Publications Office of the European Union, no. EUR 30379 EN, European Atomic Energy Community. https://doi.org/10.2760/614853

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Schillebeeckx, P., Verwerft, M., Zerovnik, G., Parthoens, Y., Pedersen, B., Alaerts, G., Cools, G., Govers, K., Paepen, J., Varasano, G., & Wynants, R. (2020). A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions. (Publications Office of the European Union; No. EUR 30379 EN). European Atomic Energy Community. https://doi.org/10.2760/614853

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Schillebeeckx P, Verwerft M, Zerovnik G, Parthoens Y, Pedersen B, Alaerts G et al. A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions. European Atomic Energy Community, 2020. 54 p. (Publications Office of the European Union; EUR 30379 EN). https://doi.org/10.2760/614853

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Schillebeeckx, Peter ; Verwerft, Marc ; Zerovnik, Gasper ; Parthoens, Yves ; Pedersen, Bent ; Alaerts, Gery ; Cools, Gerry ; Govers, Kevin ; Paepen, Jan ; Varasano, Giovanni ; Wynants, Ruud. / A non-destructive method to determine the neutron production rate of a sample of spent nuclear fuel under standard controlled area conditions. European Atomic Energy Community, 2020. 54 p. (Publications Office of the European Union; EUR 30379 EN).

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