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International Journal of Electrochemistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 823734, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/823734
Research Article

A Novel ZnO-Methylene Blue Nanocomposite Matrix for Biosensing Application

1Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
2Bio-MEMS and Microsystem Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
3Department of Engineering Sciences and Materials, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR 00680, USA

Received 14 April 2011; Accepted 17 August 2011

Academic Editor: Hassan Ali Zamani

Copyright © 2011 Shibu Saha 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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