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A Monte Carlo study of the effect of coded-aperture material and thickness on neutron imaging

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A Monte Carlo study of the effect of coded-aperture material and thickness on neutron imaging. / Hayes, Sean; Gamage, Kelum.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 161, No. 1-4, 2014, p. 265-268.

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Hayes, S & Gamage, K 2014, 'A Monte Carlo study of the effect of coded-aperture material and thickness on neutron imaging', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 161, no. 1-4, pp. 265-268. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nct294

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Hayes, S., & Gamage, K. (2014). A Monte Carlo study of the effect of coded-aperture material and thickness on neutron imaging. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 161(1-4), 265-268. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nct294

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Hayes, Sean ; Gamage, Kelum. / A Monte Carlo study of the effect of coded-aperture material and thickness on neutron imaging. In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2014 ; Vol. 161, No. 1-4. pp. 265-268.

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