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Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator. / Balmer, Matthew; Gamage, Kelum; Taylor, Graeme .

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 776, 11.03.2015, p. 1-7.

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Balmer, M, Gamage, K & Taylor, G 2015, 'Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 776, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.093

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Balmer, M., Gamage, K., & Taylor, G. (2015). Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 776, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.093

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Balmer M, Gamage K, Taylor G. Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2015 Mar 11;776:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.093

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Balmer, Matthew ; Gamage, Kelum ; Taylor, Graeme . / Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2015 ; Vol. 776. pp. 1-7.

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