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Volume 2012, Article ID 474851, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/474851
Research Article

Mechanical, Rheological, and Bioactivity Properties of Ultra High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Bioactive Composites Containing Polyethylene Glycol and Hydroxyapatite

1Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia
2Department of Biomechanics and Biomedical Materials, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Health Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia
3Division of Radiation Processing Technology, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Selangor, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Malaysia

Received 27 October 2011; Accepted 8 December 2011

Academic Editor: Maria-Pau Ginebra

Copyright © 2012 Mazatusziha Ahmad 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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