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International Journal of Nuclear Energy
Volume 2014, Article ID 178360, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/178360
Research Article

Thermal Conductivity of Uranium Nitride and Carbide

1Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E2
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5A9

Received 29 May 2014; Revised 25 July 2014; Accepted 31 July 2014; Published 1 September 2014

Academic Editor: Jorge M. Maia

Copyright © 2014 B. Szpunar and J. A. Szpunar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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