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The nanoporous metallisation of polymer membranes through photocatalytically initiated electroless deposition. / Bromley, Michael; Boxall, Colin.

6 ed. The Electrochemical Society, 2013. 10 p. (Processes at the Semiconductor Solution Interface; Vol. 5).

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Bromley, M & Boxall, C 2013, The nanoporous metallisation of polymer membranes through photocatalytically initiated electroless deposition. Processes at the Semiconductor Solution Interface, vol. 5, vol. 53, 6 edn, The Electrochemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1149/05306.0123ecst

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Bromley, Michael ; Boxall, Colin. / The nanoporous metallisation of polymer membranes through photocatalytically initiated electroless deposition. 6 ed. The Electrochemical Society, 2013. 10 p. (Processes at the Semiconductor Solution Interface).

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