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Materials 2016, 9(6), 488;

Retraction: Sun L. et al. Porosity Defect Remodeling and Tensile Analysis of Cast Steel. Materials 2016, 9, 119, doi:10.3390/ma9020119
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Received: 17 June 2016 / Accepted: 17 June 2016 / Published: 18 June 2016
We have been made aware that the figures and experimental data of this article [1] are duplicated from another publication by Hardin et al. [2]. In addition, the first author Linfeng Sun submitted and published the manuscript without the knowledge of the other authors by fabricating contact email addresses.
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  1. Sun, L.; Liao, R.; Lu, W.; Fu, S. Porosity Defect Remodeling and Tensile Analysis of Cast Steel. Materials 2016, 9, 119. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
  2. Hardin, R.A.; Beckermann, C. Effect of Porosity on Deformation, Damage and Fracture of Cast Steel. Metall. Mater. Trans. A 2013, 44, 5316–5332. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
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