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ISRN Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 527341, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/527341
Research Article

Sputter Power Influenced Structural, Electrical, and Optical Behaviour of Nanocrystalline CuNiO2 Films Formed by RF Magnetron Sputtering

1Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department CP2S, Institut Jean Lamour (UMR CNRS 7198), Ecole des Mines, Nancy Universite, 54042 Nancy Cedex, France

Received 2 June 2013; Accepted 24 July 2013

Academic Editors: T. Jarlborg, Y. H. Matsuda, and Z. Sefrioui

Copyright © 2013 A. Sreedhar 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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