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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 489840, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/489840
Research Article

Hydrothermal Synthesis of Co-Ru Alloy Particle Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Sodium Borohydride

State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, A. Gostauto 9, 01108 Vilnius, Lithuania

Received 14 May 2013; Accepted 6 September 2013

Academic Editor: Hai Lu

Copyright © 2013 Marija Kurtinaitienė 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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