The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation

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The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation. / Rimpault, Gérald; Darde, Philippe; Mellier, Frédéric; Dagan, Ron; Schikorr, Michael; Weisenburger, Alfons; Maes, Dirk; Sobolev, Vitaly; Arien, Baudouin; Lamberts, Damien; De Bruyn, Didier; Mueller, Alex C.; Biarrotte, Jean-Luc; Michiels, Sidney (Peer reviewer).

In: Nuclear Technology, Vol. 184, No. 2, 11.2013, p. 249-260.

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Rimpault, G, Darde, P, Mellier, F, Dagan, R, Schikorr, M, Weisenburger, A, Maes, D, Sobolev, V, Arien, B, Lamberts, D, De Bruyn, D, Mueller, AC, Biarrotte, J-L & Michiels, S 2013, 'The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation', Nuclear Technology, vol. 184, no. 2, pp. 249-260.

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Rimpault, G., Darde, P., Mellier, F., Dagan, R., Schikorr, M., Weisenburger, A., Maes, D., Sobolev, V., Arien, B., Lamberts, D., De Bruyn, D., Mueller, A. C., Biarrotte, J-L., & Michiels, S. (2013). The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation. Nuclear Technology, 184(2), 249-260.

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Rimpault G, Darde P, Mellier F, Dagan R, Schikorr M, Weisenburger A et al. The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation. Nuclear Technology. 2013 Nov;184(2):249-260.

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Rimpault, Gérald ; Darde, Philippe ; Mellier, Frédéric ; Dagan, Ron ; Schikorr, Michael ; Weisenburger, Alfons ; Maes, Dirk ; Sobolev, Vitaly ; Arien, Baudouin ; Lamberts, Damien ; De Bruyn, Didier ; Mueller, Alex C. ; Biarrotte, Jean-Luc ; Michiels, Sidney. / The issue of accelerator beam trips for efficient ADS operation. In: Nuclear Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 184, No. 2. pp. 249-260.

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