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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 390621, 6 pages
Comparison of Two Novel Solution-Based Routes for the Synthesis of Equiaxed ZnO Nanoparticles
1Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Institute for Materials Research, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
2Division Group IMOMEC, IMEC vzw, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
3VerpakkingsCentrum, XIOS Hogeschool Limburg, Agoralaan Building H, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Received 23 December 2010; Accepted 2 May 2011
Academic Editor: Rakesh Joshi
Copyright © 2011 K. Elen et al. 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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