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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 536754, 7 pages
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Research Article

Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Translucent Bi12TiO20 Ceramics

Physics Department, Federal University of Sergipe, Road Marechal Rondon s/n, 491000-000 São Cristovão, SE, Brazil

Received 27 March 2013; Revised 11 June 2013; Accepted 25 June 2013

Academic Editor: Victor V. Moshchalkov

Copyright © 2013 D. J. Santos 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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