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A portable energy-sensitive cosmic neutron detection instrument. / Monk, Stephen; Joyce, Malcolm; Jarrah, Z.; King, D.; Oppenheim, Matthew.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 79, No. 2, 023301, 02.2008.

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Monk, S, Joyce, M, Jarrah, Z, King, D & Oppenheim, M 2008, 'A portable energy-sensitive cosmic neutron detection instrument', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 79, no. 2, 023301. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2835717

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Monk, Stephen ; Joyce, Malcolm ; Jarrah, Z. ; King, D. ; Oppenheim, Matthew. / A portable energy-sensitive cosmic neutron detection instrument. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2008 ; Vol. 79, No. 2.

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