Mechanism and Activation Energies in Different Blends of Poly-( -caprolactone) with Polyethyleneglycol (PEG) and Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)

  1. Fraga, F.
  2. Blanco-Méndez, J.
  3. Luzardo-Alvarez, A.
  4. Núñez, E. Rodríguez
  5. Pérez, S.
Materials Focus

ISSN: 2169-429X 2169-4303

Datum der Publikation: 2014

Ausgabe: 3

Nummer: 2

Seiten: 131-144

Art: Artikel

DOI: 10.1166/MAT.2014.1155 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen Access editor

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