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  • 1 Chem. Dept., Faculty of Science Tanta University Tanta Egypt
  • 2 Phys. Dept., Faculty of Science El-Monofia University Shibin El-Kom Egypt
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Several samples of Egyptian cotton fabric strips were subjected to various caustic mercerization conditions, varying in temperature and time. On these samples extensive measurements were undertaken, comprising X-ray diffraction, IR absorption spectra and the temperature-dependence of DC-electric conductivity.