Natural Zeolite: A Coast-Effective Anatase Stabilizer in Glass-Ceramic GlazeGhafarinazari A1,2*, Amiri E1, Karbassi M3 and Soroor M1
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- Ghafarinazari A
Department of Biotechnology
University of Verona
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Received Date: October 15, 2014; Accepted Date: November 27, 2014; Published Date: December 10, 2014
Citation: Ghafarinazari A, Amiri E, Karbassi M, Soroor M (2014) Natural Zeolite: A Coast-Effective Anatase Stabilizer in Glass-Ceramic Glaze. J Powder Metall Min 3:125. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000125
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