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Journal of Polymers
Volume 2013, Article ID 209529, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/209529
Research Article

Creep and Recovery Behavior of Compression Molded Low Density Polyethylene/Cellulose Composites

Department of Physics, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya

Received 15 August 2013; Revised 29 October 2013; Accepted 16 November 2013

Academic Editor: Cornelia Vasile

Copyright © 2013 Martin M. Riara 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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