Review of A. Nikitin’s work on underground research laboratory

Tyumen State University Herald. Natural Resource Use and Ecology


2019, Vol. 5. №1

Review of A. Nikitin’s work on underground research laboratory

About the author:

Vladimir N. Komlev, engineer-physicist, Apatity;



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