Investigation of optoelectronic properties of benzotriazole and thiazole bearing conjugated polymers

Ünay, Hakan
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H. Ünay, “Investigation of optoelectronic properties of benzotriazole and thiazole bearing conjugated polymers,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Polymer Science and Technology., Middle East Technical University, 2019.