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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 375093, 8 pages
Synthesis of Flexible Aerogel Composites Reinforced with Electrospun Nanofibers and Microparticles for Thermal Insulation
1College of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Building Energy Efficiency, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Received 28 December 2012; Accepted 11 April 2013
Academic Editor: Yongcheng Jin
Copyright © 2013 Huijun Wu 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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