The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization

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The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization. / Van Dyck, Steven.

Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy: Reference Work 2021. ed. / Ehud Greenspan. Vol. 4 Section 11 - Research Reactors. ed. Elsevier, 2021. p. 96-104 (Unknown).

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Van Dyck, S 2021, The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization. in E Greenspan (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy: Reference Work 2021. Section 11 - Research Reactors edn, vol. 4, Unknown, Elsevier, pp. 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819725-7.00078-7

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Van Dyck, S. (2021). The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization. In E. Greenspan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy: Reference Work 2021 (Section 11 - Research Reactors ed., Vol. 4, pp. 96-104). (Unknown). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819725-7.00078-7

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Van Dyck S. The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization. In Greenspan E, editor, Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy: Reference Work 2021. Section 11 - Research Reactors ed. Vol. 4. Elsevier. 2021. p. 96-104. (Unknown). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819725-7.00078-7

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Van Dyck, Steven. / The BR2 Reactor: Short History, Characteristics and Utilization. Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy: Reference Work 2021. editor / Ehud Greenspan. Vol. 4 Section 11 - Research Reactors. ed. Elsevier, 2021. pp. 96-104 (Unknown).

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