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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015, Article ID 428103, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/428103
Research Article

Improved Photocatalytic Performance of a Novel Fe3O4@SiO2/Bi2SiO5 Hierarchical Nanostructure with Magnetic Recoverability

School of Light Industry and Chemical Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034, China

Received 6 August 2015; Accepted 25 October 2015

Academic Editor: Ahmad Umar

Copyright © 2015 Xinxin Zhang 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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