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The geopolitics of aid: the provision and termination of aid to Afghan refugees in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Abstract Aid and refugees are emerging areas of academic discourse. This paper seeks to explore the geopolitics of aid in the context of the provision and termination of international humanitarianExpand
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Local surface mechanical properties of PDMS-silica nanocomposite probed with Intermodulation AFM
The mechanical properties of polymeric nanocomposites are strongly affected by the nature of the interphase between filler and matrix, which can be controlled by means of surface chemistry. In thisExpand
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Towards the mechanism of electrochemical activity and self-healing of 1 wt% PTSA doped polyaniline in alkyd composite polymer coating: combined AFM-based studies
A composite solvent-borne alkyd coating with 1 wt% p-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA) doped polyaniline (PANI) was prepared. The mechanisms of electrochemical activity and self-healing properties of theExpand
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Fonctions fluidiques basees sur des surfaces non mouillables
L'invention concerne un procede de traitement d'au moins deux aliquotes liquides dans une structure a micro-canal d'un dispositif micro-fluidique. La structure a micro-canal comprend un micro-conduitExpand
Beyond the Taliban? The Afghan conflict and United Nations peacemaking
The start of military action on 7 October 2001 by the ??-led ‘coalition against terrorism’ has had a profound impact on the con?ict in Afghanistan. This article examines the roots and dynamics of theExpand
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Comparison between AFM-based methods for assesing local surface mechanical properties of PDMS-silica composite layers
Local surface mechanical properties of polymeric nanocomposites play a significant role in theirperformance. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) can be used to perform measurements of suchproperties withExpand
Adsorption and Friction Performance of Layers formed from Mixed Hyaluronan -Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) Vesicle Solutions
The main objective of this thesis work was to gain understanding of the principles of biolubrication, focusing on synergistic effects between biolubricants. To this end surface force and frictionExpand