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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2011, Article ID 724153, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/724153
Research Article

Effect of Changing Solvents on Poly( 𝜺 -Caprolactone) Nanofibrous Webs Morphology

Textile Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran 15875-4413, Iran

Received 16 February 2011; Revised 6 April 2011; Accepted 6 April 2011

Academic Editor: Christian Brosseau

Copyright © 2011 A. Gholipour Kanani and S. Hajir Bahrami. 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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