The nuclear explosive as a high neutron flux machine
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Published by Almqvist & Wiksell in Stockholm .
Written in English


  • Controlled fusion.,
  • Neutrons -- Measurement.,
  • Nuclear astrophysics.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 45.

Statementby David W. Dorn.
SeriesArkiv för fysik,, Bd 36, Nr. 5
LC ClassificationsQC1 .S923 bd. 36, nr. 5
The Physical Object
Pagination41-45 p.
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4035729M
LC Control Number79382516

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