Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives

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Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives. / Govers, Kevin; Terentyev, Dmitry; Hou, Marc; Lemehov, Sergei; Verwerft, Marc (Peer reviewer).

43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling. Vol. 1 Petten, Netherlands, 2005. p. 1-6.

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Govers, K, Terentyev, D, Hou, M, Lemehov, S & Verwerft, M 2005, Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives. in 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling. vol. 1, Petten, Netherlands, pp. 1-6, 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling, Petten, Netherlands, 2005-05-23.

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Govers, K., Terentyev, D., Hou, M., Lemehov, S., & Verwerft, M. (2005). Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives. In 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling (Vol. 1, pp. 1-6). Petten, Netherlands.

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Govers K, Terentyev D, Hou M, Lemehov S, Verwerft M. Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives. In 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling. Vol. 1. Petten, Netherlands. 2005. p. 1-6

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Govers, Kevin ; Terentyev, Dmitry ; Hou, Marc ; Lemehov, Sergei ; Verwerft, Marc. / Molecular dynamics study of mixed oxide fuels : issues and perspectives. 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Working Group - Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling. Vol. 1 Petten, Netherlands, 2005. pp. 1-6

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