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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2009, Article ID 101870, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/101870
Research Article

Fracture Toughness of Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofiber-Reinforced Polyethylene Composites

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78539, USA
2Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, 66451, Nuevo León, CP, Mexico

Received 2 November 2008; Accepted 22 June 2009

Academic Editor: Alan K. T. Lau

Copyright © 2009 A. R. Adhikari 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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