Conductive and electrochromic properties of poly(p-phenylene vinylene)

Öztürk, Tuğba
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Citation Formats
T. Öztürk, “Conductive and electrochromic properties of poly(p-phenylene vinylene),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.