Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor

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Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor. / Kalcheva, Silva; Koonen, Edgar; Guiot, Benoit; Beeckmans de West-Meerbeeck, André (Peer reviewer).

30th International Meeting On Reduced Enrichment For research And Test Reactors, October 5-9, 2008, Washington D.C., USA. Illinois, United States, 2008.

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Kalcheva, S, Koonen, E, Guiot, B & Beeckmans de West-Meerbeeck, A 2008, Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor. in 30th International Meeting On Reduced Enrichment For research And Test Reactors, October 5-9, 2008, Washington D.C., USA. Illinois, United States, RERTR 2008, Washington D.C., United States, 2008-10-05.

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Kalcheva, S., Koonen, E., Guiot, B., & Beeckmans de West-Meerbeeck, A. (2008). Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor. In 30th International Meeting On Reduced Enrichment For research And Test Reactors, October 5-9, 2008, Washington D.C., USA Illinois, United States.

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Kalcheva S, Koonen E, Guiot B, Beeckmans de West-Meerbeeck A. Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor. In 30th International Meeting On Reduced Enrichment For research And Test Reactors, October 5-9, 2008, Washington D.C., USA. Illinois, United States. 2008

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Kalcheva, Silva ; Koonen, Edgar ; Guiot, Benoit ; Beeckmans de West-Meerbeeck, André. / Optimized Burnable Absorber for the BR2 Reactor. 30th International Meeting On Reduced Enrichment For research And Test Reactors, October 5-9, 2008, Washington D.C., USA. Illinois, United States, 2008.

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