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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 970182, 8 pages
New Surface Properties in Porcelain Gres Tiles with a Look to Human and Environmental Safety
1Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Golgi 19, 20133 Milan, Italy
2Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, Via G. Giusti 9, 50121 Florence, Italy
3Dipartimento di Chimica and NIS Centre of Excellence, Università degli Studi di Torino, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Turin, Italy
4Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
5GranitiFiandre S.p.A, Via Radici Nord 112, 42014 Castellarano, Italy
Received 23 February 2012; Accepted 16 July 2012
Academic Editor: Wilson Acchar
Copyright © 2012 C. L. Bianchi et al. 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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