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Recent improvements to a transportable neutron spectrometer (TNS). / Weaver, J. A.; Joyce, M. J.; Peyton, A. J.; Roskell, J.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 476, No. 1-2, 01.2002, p. 143-148.

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Weaver, JA, Joyce, MJ, Peyton, AJ & Roskell, J 2002, 'Recent improvements to a transportable neutron spectrometer (TNS).', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 476, no. 1-2, pp. 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01420-6

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Weaver, J. A., Joyce, M. J., Peyton, A. J., & Roskell, J. (2002). Recent improvements to a transportable neutron spectrometer (TNS). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 476(1-2), 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01420-6

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Weaver JA, Joyce MJ, Peyton AJ, Roskell J. Recent improvements to a transportable neutron spectrometer (TNS). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2002 Jan;476(1-2):143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01420-6

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Weaver, J. A. ; Joyce, M. J. ; Peyton, A. J. ; Roskell, J. / Recent improvements to a transportable neutron spectrometer (TNS). In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2002 ; Vol. 476, No. 1-2. pp. 143-148.

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