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Advances in Physical Chemistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 247320, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/247320
Research Article

Synthesis of Mixed Rb-Zn Ferrites by Novel Solution Combustion Method and Investigation on Their Microstructural Properties

Department of Chemistry, UGC Sponsored Centre for Advanced Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143001, India

Received 9 October 2011; Revised 30 November 2011; Accepted 30 November 2011

Academic Editor: Benjaram M. Reddy

Copyright © 2011 Manik Gupta and Balwinder S. Randhawa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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