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Nuclear fuels

David Harris Gurinsky

Nuclear fuels

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Published by Macmillan .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Van Nostrand, 1956.

Statementedited by D.H. Gurinsky and G.J. Dienes.
SeriesGeneva series on the peaceful uses of atomic energy
ContributionsDienes, George Julian.
The Physical Object
Pagination364p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18829164M

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