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Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device. / Holloway, J. A.; Norreys, P. A.; Thomas, A. G. R.; Bartolini, R.; Bingham, R.; Nydell, J.; Trines, R. M. G. M.; Walker, R.; Wing, M.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, 3985, 21.06.2017.

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Holloway, JA, Norreys, PA, Thomas, AGR, Bartolini, R, Bingham, R, Nydell, J, Trines, RMGM, Walker, R & Wing, M 2017, 'Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 3985. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04124-7

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Holloway, J. A., Norreys, P. A., Thomas, A. G. R., Bartolini, R., Bingham, R., Nydell, J., Trines, R. M. G. M., Walker, R., & Wing, M. (2017). Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device. Scientific Reports, 7, [3985]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04124-7

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Holloway JA, Norreys PA, Thomas AGR, Bartolini R, Bingham R, Nydell J et al. Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device. Scientific Reports. 2017 Jun 21;7. 3985. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04124-7

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Holloway, J. A. ; Norreys, P. A. ; Thomas, A. G. R. ; Bartolini, R. ; Bingham, R. ; Nydell, J. ; Trines, R. M. G. M. ; Walker, R. ; Wing, M. / Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device. In: Scientific Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 7.

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