Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project

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Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project. / Roelofs, Ferry; Van Tichelen, Katrien.

18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18). ANS - American Nuclear Society, 2019. p. 1-14.

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Roelofs, F & Van Tichelen, K 2019, Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project. in 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18). ANS - American Nuclear Society, pp. 1-14, 2019 - NURETH18, Portland, United States, 2019-08-18.

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Roelofs, F., & Van Tichelen, K. (2019). Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project. In 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18) (pp. 1-14). ANS - American Nuclear Society.

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Roelofs F, Van Tichelen K. Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project. In 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18). ANS - American Nuclear Society. 2019. p. 1-14

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Roelofs, Ferry ; Van Tichelen, Katrien. / Heavy Liquid Metal Thermal Hydraulic Progress in the MYRTE Project. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18). ANS - American Nuclear Society, 2019. pp. 1-14

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