Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
13 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2017

A smart nanofibrous material for adsorbing and detecting elemental mercury in air

Antonella Macagnano, Viviana Perri, Emiliano Zampetti, Andrea Bearzotti, Fabrizio De Cesare, Francesca Sprovieri, and Nicola Pirrone

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