Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment

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Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment. / Williams, Walter J.; Hale, C.; Sikik, Emre; Sprenger, Michael; Borghmans, Gitte; Wachs, Daniel M.; Van den Berghe, Sven; Okuniewski, Maria A.; Maddock, Thomas L.; Boer, Brian.

Transactions. Vol. 120 2019. ed. 2019. p. 348-351.

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Williams, WJ, Hale, C, Sikik, E, Sprenger, M, Borghmans, G, Wachs, DM, Van den Berghe, S, Okuniewski, MA, Maddock, TL & Boer, B 2019, Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment. in Transactions. 2019 edn, vol. 120, pp. 348-351, 2019 - ANS Annual meeting, Minneapolis, United States, 2019-06-09.

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Williams, W. J., Hale, C., Sikik, E., Sprenger, M., Borghmans, G., Wachs, D. M., ... Boer, B. (2019). Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment. In Transactions (2019 ed., Vol. 120, pp. 348-351)

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Williams WJ, Hale C, Sikik E, Sprenger M, Borghmans G, Wachs DM et al. Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment. In Transactions. 2019 ed. Vol. 120. 2019. p. 348-351

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Williams, Walter J. ; Hale, C. ; Sikik, Emre ; Sprenger, Michael ; Borghmans, Gitte ; Wachs, Daniel M. ; Van den Berghe, Sven ; Okuniewski, Maria A. ; Maddock, Thomas L. ; Boer, Brian. / Thermal-hydraulics and neutronics overview of the DISECT experiment. Transactions. Vol. 120 2019. ed. 2019. pp. 348-351

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