Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants

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Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. / Borella, Alessandro; van der Meer, Klaas; Flachet, F.; Cauwenbergh, K.; Delporte, R.

INMM 54th Annual Meeting Proceedings (available online: http://www.inmm.org/Annual_Meeting_Proceedings/3995.htm). United States, 2013. p. 1-10.

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Borella, A, van der Meer, K, Flachet, F, Cauwenbergh, K & Delporte, R 2013, Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. in INMM 54th Annual Meeting Proceedings (available online: http://www.inmm.org/Annual_Meeting_Proceedings/3995.htm). United States, pp. 1-10, INMM 54th Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, United States, 2013-07-14.

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Borella, A., van der Meer, K., Flachet, F., Cauwenbergh, K., & Delporte, R. (2013). Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. In INMM 54th Annual Meeting Proceedings (available online: http://www.inmm.org/Annual_Meeting_Proceedings/3995.htm) (pp. 1-10). United States.

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Borella A, van der Meer K, Flachet F, Cauwenbergh K, Delporte R. Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. In INMM 54th Annual Meeting Proceedings (available online: http://www.inmm.org/Annual_Meeting_Proceedings/3995.htm). United States. 2013. p. 1-10

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Borella, Alessandro ; van der Meer, Klaas ; Flachet, F. ; Cauwenbergh, K. ; Delporte, R. / Towards an Improved Burnup Measurement Equipment for Spent Fuel Assemblies in Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. INMM 54th Annual Meeting Proceedings (available online: http://www.inmm.org/Annual_Meeting_Proceedings/3995.htm). United States, 2013. pp. 1-10

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