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Smart Materials Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 264609, 8 pages
Drug Release Kinetics from Polymer Matrix through Fractal Approximation of Motion
1Department of Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Prof. Dr. Docent Dimitrie Mangeron Road, No. 73, 700050 Iasi, Romania
2Physics Department, Faculty of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Prof. Dr. Docent Dimitrie Mangeron Road, No. 59A, 700050 Iasi, Romania
3Centre of Advanced Researches for Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Grigore Ghica Voda Avenue, No. 41A, 700487 Iasi, Romania
4Lasers, Atoms and Molecules Physics Laboratory, University of Science and Technology, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 59655 Lille, France
Received 10 February 2012; Revised 4 March 2012; Accepted 5 March 2012
Academic Editor: Metin Ak
Copyright © 2012 S. Băcăiţă 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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