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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 256161, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/256161
Research Article

Controlled Morphology and Mechanical Characterisation of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fibre Webs

Nonwovens Research Group, Centre for Technical Textiles, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Received 25 January 2013; Revised 13 March 2013; Accepted 14 March 2013

Academic Editor: Wen-Fu Lee

Copyright © 2013 B. Ghorani 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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