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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 197824, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/197824
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Activity of Zn-Doped SnO2/Zn2SnO4 Coupled Nanocomposites

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China
2State Key Lab of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
3School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing 400050, China

Received 31 May 2013; Revised 8 November 2013; Accepted 11 November 2013; Published 28 January 2014

Academic Editor: Peter Robertson

Copyright © 2014 Tiekun Jia 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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