Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater

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Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater. / Philippe, Van Marcke; Li, Xiang Ling; Chen, Guangjing; Verstricht, Jan; Bastiaens, Wim; Sillen, Xavier.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 400, 09.2014, p. 107-115.

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Philippe, VM, Li, XL, Chen, G, Verstricht, J, Bastiaens, W & Sillen, X 2014, 'Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater', Journal of the Geological Society, vol. 400, pp. 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP400.4

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Philippe, V. M., Li, X. L., Chen, G., Verstricht, J., Bastiaens, W., & Sillen, X. (2014). Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater. Journal of the Geological Society, 400, 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP400.4

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Philippe VM, Li XL, Chen G, Verstricht J, Bastiaens W, Sillen X. Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater. Journal of the Geological Society. 2014 Sep;400:107-115. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP400.4

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Philippe, Van Marcke ; Li, Xiang Ling ; Chen, Guangjing ; Verstricht, Jan ; Bastiaens, Wim ; Sillen, Xavier. / Installation of the PRACLAY Seal and Heater. In: Journal of the Geological Society. 2014 ; Vol. 400. pp. 107-115.

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