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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 408475, 5 pages
Research Article

Spin-Filtering Effects in Würtzite and Graphite-Like AlN Nanowires with Mn Impurities

Faculty of Physics, “Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optoelectronics” Research Center, University of Bucharest, P.O. Box MG-11, Ilfov 077125 Magurele, Romania

Received 14 December 2012; Accepted 28 February 2013

Academic Editor: Yun Zhao

Copyright © 2013 G. A. Nemnes. 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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