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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 783675, 6 pages
Shrinkage Effects of the Conduction Zone in the Electrical Properties of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals: The Basis for Room Temperature Conductometric Gas Sensor
1EME/XaRMAE/IN2UB, Departament d'Electrònica, Universitat de Barcelona, C/ Martí i Franquès, 1.08028 Barcelona, Spain
2IREC, Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, C/Josep Pla 2, B2, ground floor, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
3TEM-MAT, Serveis Cientificotècnics, Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
4Electronic Nanosystems, SL.08028 Barcelona, Spain
Received 23 January 2009; Accepted 21 May 2009
Academic Editor: Yongxiang Li
Copyright © 2009 M. Manzanares 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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