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The research activities of irradiation damage evaluation on reactor pressure vessel materials using NDE techniques in Korea

KeeOk Chang , ByoungChul Kim, SamLai Lee
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 150 dukjindong, Yusunggu, Daejon, Korea.







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