Nuclear Fission Reactors Potential Role and Risks of Converters and Breeders by GГјnther Kessler

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Published by Springer Vienna in Vienna .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear fusion,
  • Nuclear physics,
  • Physics

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Statementby Günther Kessler
SeriesTopics in Energy, Topics in Energy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC770-798, QC702.7.H42, QC793.5.H32-793.5.H329
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27077876M
ISBN 103709176220
ISBN 109783709176221
OCLC/WorldCa858942023

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