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High actuation performance offered by simple diene rubbers. / Poikelispää, Minna; Shakun, Alexandra; Das, Amit; Vuorinen, Jyrki.

In: Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 130-136.

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Poikelispää, Minna ; Shakun, Alexandra ; Das, Amit ; Vuorinen, Jyrki. / High actuation performance offered by simple diene rubbers. In: Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 2017 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 130-136.

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