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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 319213, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/319213
Research Article

Multiple High Voltage Pulse Stressing of Polymer Thick Film Resistors

Instrument Technology Department, Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam 530 003, India

Received 26 September 2014; Accepted 2 November 2014; Published 19 November 2014

Academic Editor: Mingxiang Wang

Copyright © 2014 Busi Rambabu and Y. Srinivasa Rao. 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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