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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 325769, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/325769
Research Article

Processing and Structure of Carbon Nanofiber Paper

1Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA

Received 3 November 2008; Accepted 24 February 2009

Academic Editor: Alan K. T. Lau

Copyright © 2009 Zhongfu Zhao 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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