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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 173625, 11 pages
The Effect of Vacuum Annealing of Magnetite and Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles on the Removal of Aqueous Uranium
Interface Analysis Centre, University of Bristol, 121 St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS, UK
Received 24 July 2013; Revised 22 August 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013
Academic Editor: Andrei Kolmakov
Copyright © 2013 R. A. Crane and T. B. Scott. 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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