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On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range

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On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range. / Beaumont, Jonathan; Colling, Bethany; Mellor, M.; Joyce, Malcolm.

Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-8 1160.

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Beaumont, J, Colling, B, Mellor, M & Joyce, M 2013, On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range. in Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on., 1160, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1-8, 2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Marseille, France, 23/06/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2013.6728019

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Beaumont, J., Colling, B., Mellor, M., & Joyce, M. (2013). On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range. In Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on (pp. 1-8). [1160] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2013.6728019

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Beaumont J, Colling B, Mellor M, Joyce M. On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range. In Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. 2013. p. 1-8. 1160 https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2013.6728019

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Beaumont, Jonathan ; Colling, Bethany ; Mellor, M. ; Joyce, Malcolm. / On the design and test of a neutron collimator for real-time neutron imaging in the MeV range. Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. pp. 1-8

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