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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 906592, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/906592
Research Article

Green Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Using Averrhoa bilimbi Fruit Extract

Department of Nanotechnology, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education (N.I. University), Kumaracoil, Tamil Nadu 629 180, India

Received 10 July 2013; Revised 15 August 2013; Accepted 31 August 2013

Academic Editor: Carlos R. Cabrera

Copyright © 2013 R. S. Rimal Isaac 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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