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Conference Papers in Materials Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 141204, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/141204
Conference Paper

Looking for Links between Natural Fibres’ Structures and Their Physical Properties

Materials, Mechanics & Structures Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

Received 1 August 2013; Accepted 8 September 2013

Academic Editors: R. Fangueiro and H. Hong

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Nicola M. Everitt at “International Conference on Natural Fibers—Sustainable Materials for Advanced Applications 2013” held from 9 June 2013 to 11 June 2013 in Guimarães, Portugal.

Copyright © 2013 Nicola M. Everitt 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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