Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP

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Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP. / Cauwels, Vanessa; Vanhavere, Filip; Dumitrescu, D.; Chirosca, A.; Hager, L.; Million, M.; Bartz, J.

In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, Vol. 37, No. 3, 10.2012, p. 65-77.

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Cauwels, V, Vanhavere, F, Dumitrescu, D, Chirosca, A, Hager, L, Million, M & Bartz, J 2012, 'Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP', Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 65-77.

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Cauwels, V., Vanhavere, F., Dumitrescu, D., Chirosca, A., Hager, L., Million, M., & Bartz, J. (2012). Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, 37(3), 65-77.

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Cauwels V, Vanhavere F, Dumitrescu D, Chirosca A, Hager L, Million M et al. Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2012 Oct;37(3):65-77.

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Cauwels, Vanessa ; Vanhavere, Filip ; Dumitrescu, D. ; Chirosca, A. ; Hager, L. ; Million, M. ; Bartz, J. / Characterization of the Neutron Fields Around Cernavoda NPP. In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 65-77.

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