Corona Treated Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Surfaces Studied by the Slow Positron Beam Technique


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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 445-446)

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P.E. Mallon et al., "Corona Treated Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Surfaces Studied by the Slow Positron Beam Technique", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 445-446, pp. 322-324, 2004

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