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Published by Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Research Establishment in Lucas Heights, N.S.W .
Written in English


  • Zirconium -- Metallurgy.,
  • Hafnium -- Metallurgy.

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Bibliography: p. 9-11.

Statementby P. G. Alfredson [and] F. R. Carter.
ContributionsCarter, Frank Robert, joint author.
LC ClassificationsQC770 .A996 no. 431
The Physical Object
Pagination11, [3] p.
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5156382M
LC Control Number74404237

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