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Title: Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Monterial, Mateusz. Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Monterial, Mateusz. Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles.. United States.
Monterial, Mateusz. 2017. "Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles.". United States. doi:.
title = {Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles.},
author = {Monterial, Mateusz},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 9

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