An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester

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An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. / van der Meer, Klaas; Coeck, Michèle; Loos, Mark (Peer reviewer).

An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. Londen, United Kingdom, 2005. p. 6.

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van der Meer, K, Coeck, M & Loos, M 2005, An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. in An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. Londen, United Kingdom, pp. 6, Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management - 2005, Londen, United Kingdom, 2005-05-10.

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van der Meer, K., Coeck, M., & Loos, M. (2005). An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. In An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester (pp. 6).

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van der Meer K, Coeck M, Loos M. An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. In An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. Londen, United Kingdom. 2005. p. 6

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van der Meer, Klaas ; Coeck, Michèle ; Loos, Mark. / An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. An assessment of the FORK detector as a partial defect tester. Londen, United Kingdom, 2005. pp. 6

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