Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel

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Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel. / Barlow, Roger; Burlison, James; Edwards, Tristan; Healy, Alisa; Masterson, Alex; Aït Abderrahim, Hamid; Malambu Mbala, Edouard; Van den Eynde, Gert.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY: 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES). Vol. 41 17. ed. 2016. p. 7175-7180 (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy).

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Barlow, R, Burlison, J, Edwards, T, Healy, A, Masterson, A, Aït Abderrahim, H, Malambu Mbala, E & Van den Eynde, G 2016, Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel. in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY: 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES). 17 edn, vol. 41, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp. 7175-7180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.141

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Barlow, R., Burlison, J., Edwards, T., Healy, A., Masterson, A., Aït Abderrahim, H., ... Van den Eynde, G. (2016). Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY: 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES) (17 ed., Vol. 41, pp. 7175-7180). (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.141

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Barlow R, Burlison J, Edwards T, Healy A, Masterson A, Aït Abderrahim H et al. Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY: 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES). 17 ed. Vol. 41. 2016. p. 7175-7180. (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.141

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Barlow, Roger ; Burlison, James ; Edwards, Tristan ; Healy, Alisa ; Masterson, Alex ; Aït Abderrahim, Hamid ; Malambu Mbala, Edouard ; Van den Eynde, Gert. / Studies of MYRRHA using thorium fuel. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY: 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES). Vol. 41 17. ed. 2016. pp. 7175-7180 (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy).

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