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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 823237, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/823237
Research Article

DC Conduction and Switching Mechanisms in Electroformed Al/ZnTe:V/Cu Devices at Atmospheric Pressure

1Department of Physics, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi 6204, Bangladesh
2Department of Applied Physics and Electronic Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh

Received 27 March 2011; Accepted 17 April 2011

Academic Editor: B. Luan

Copyright © 2011 M. S. Hossain 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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