Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source

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Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source. / Salvato, Daniele; Vigier, Jean-Francois; Dieste Blanco, Olivier; Martel, Laura; Somers, Joseph; Tyrpekl, Václav.

In: Ceramics International, Vol. 42, No. 15, 15.11.2016, p. 16710-16717.

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Salvato, D, Vigier, J-F, Dieste Blanco, O, Martel, L, Somers, J & Tyrpekl, V 2016, 'Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source', Ceramics International, vol. 42, no. 15, pp. 16710-16717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.07.138

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Salvato, D., Vigier, J-F., Dieste Blanco, O., Martel, L., Somers, J., & Tyrpekl, V. (2016). Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source. Ceramics International, 42(15), 16710-16717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.07.138

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Salvato D, Vigier J-F, Dieste Blanco O, Martel L, Somers J, Tyrpekl V. Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source. Ceramics International. 2016 Nov 15;42(15):16710-16717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.07.138

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Salvato, Daniele ; Vigier, Jean-Francois ; Dieste Blanco, Olivier ; Martel, Laura ; Somers, Joseph ; Tyrpekl, Václav. / Innovative preparation route for uranium carbide using citric acid as a carbon source. In: Ceramics International. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 15. pp. 16710-16717.

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