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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 675417, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/675417
Research Article

Influence of Rare Earth Doping on Microstructure and Luminescence Behaviour of Sodium Sulphate

Department of Physics, Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore 560 056, India

Received 12 October 2013; Accepted 1 December 2013; Published 6 January 2014

Academic Editors: S. Binetti, F. Gourbilleau, and M. K. Jayaraj

Copyright © 2014 Y. S. Vidya and B. N. Lakshminarasappa. 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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