Pulsed electric current sintering of tungsten composites for use as divertor target in a fusion reactor

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Pulsed electric current sintering of tungsten composites for use as divertor target in a fusion reactor. / Everaerts, Joris; Massaut, Vincent (Peer reviewer).

Leuven, Belgium : KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2012. 110 p.

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Everaerts, J & Massaut, V 2012, 'Pulsed electric current sintering of tungsten composites for use as divertor target in a fusion reactor', KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Leuven, Belgium.

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Everaerts J, Massaut V. Pulsed electric current sintering of tungsten composites for use as divertor target in a fusion reactor. Leuven, Belgium: KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2012. 110 p.

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Everaerts, Joris ; Massaut, Vincent. / Pulsed electric current sintering of tungsten composites for use as divertor target in a fusion reactor. Leuven, Belgium : KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2012. 110 p.

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