Interlaboratory intercomparison of polonium-210 measurements
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Interlaboratory intercomparison of polonium-210 measurements by L. H. Ziegler

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Published by Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Las Vegas, Nev, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Calibration.,
  • Polonium -- Isotopes -- Decay.

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Statementby L. H. Ziegler.
SeriesEnvironmental monitoring series ; EPA-600/4-76-054
ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 9 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17815507M

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