Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal

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Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal. / Vasile, Mirela; Bruggeman, Michel; Meensel, S. Van; Bos, S.; Laenen, B.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 126, No. 08, 19.12.2016, p. 300-303.

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Vasile, M, Bruggeman, M, Meensel, SV, Bos, S & Laenen, B 2016, 'Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 126, no. 08, pp. 300-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.12.030

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Vasile, M., Bruggeman, M., Meensel, S. V., Bos, S., & Laenen, B. (2016). Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 126(08), 300-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.12.030

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Vasile M, Bruggeman M, Meensel SV, Bos S, Laenen B. Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2016 Dec 19;126(08):300-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.12.030

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Vasile, Mirela ; Bruggeman, Michel ; Meensel, S. Van ; Bos, S. ; Laenen, B. / Characterization of the natural radioactivity of the first deep geothermal. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2016 ; Vol. 126, No. 08. pp. 300-303.

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