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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 176835, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/176835
Research Article

Microwave Synthesis of Zinc Oxide/Reduced Graphene Oxide Hybrid for Adsorption-Photocatalysis Application

1Department of Physics, Low Dimensional Materials Research Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3Functional Device Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 4 November 2013; Accepted 9 December 2013; Published 2 January 2014

Academic Editor: Lizhi Zhang

Copyright © 2014 Fatin Saiha Omar 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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