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Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2008, Article ID 602198, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/602198
Research Letter

Synthesis and Characterization of Boehmite Nanofibers

Inorganic Materials Research Program, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia

Received 18 June 2008; Accepted 5 August 2008

Academic Editor: Yining Huang

Copyright © 2008 Jing Yang and Ray L. Frost. 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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