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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 797056, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/797056
Research Article

A Novel Orange-Red Emitting ZnB4O7:Eu3+ Phosphor with Urchin-Like Nanostructure

1Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Saga University, Honjo-1, Saga 840-8502, Japan
2GBRY Co. Ltd., 1-62-6-201 Higashiyama, Hirakata, Osaka 570-003, Japan

Received 16 April 2015; Accepted 14 June 2015

Academic Editor: David Huber

Copyright © 2015 Hom Nath Luitel 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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