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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2012, Article ID 213640, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/213640
Research Article

Design and Simulation of a New Model for Treatment by NCT

1Department of Physics, Sciences College, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran 1581819411, Iran
2Department of Nuclear Engineering, Technical College, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

Received 10 July 2012; Revised 24 July 2012; Accepted 31 July 2012

Academic Editor: Xing Chen

Copyright © 2012 Seyed Alireza Mousavi Shirazi and Dariush Sardari. 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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