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Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production

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Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production. / Seviour, Rebecca; Bailey, Ian Richard; Owen, Hywel.

IPAC2016 Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference. JACoW, 2016. p. 1946-1949 (International Particle Accelerator Conference (7th)).

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Seviour, R, Bailey, IR & Owen, H 2016, Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production. in IPAC2016 Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference. International Particle Accelerator Conference (7th), JACoW, pp. 1946-1949. https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY020

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Seviour, R., Bailey, I. R., & Owen, H. (2016). Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production. In IPAC2016 Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference (pp. 1946-1949). (International Particle Accelerator Conference (7th)). JACoW. https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY020

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Seviour R, Bailey IR, Owen H. Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production. In IPAC2016 Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference. JACoW. 2016. p. 1946-1949. (International Particle Accelerator Conference (7th)). https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY020

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Seviour, Rebecca ; Bailey, Ian Richard ; Owen, Hywel. / Compact accelerator based neutron source for 99mTc production. IPAC2016 Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference. JACoW, 2016. pp. 1946-1949 (International Particle Accelerator Conference (7th)).

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