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Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 406162, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/406162
Research Article

Electrochemical Deposition and Formation Mechanism of Single-Crystalline Cu2O Octahedra on Aluminum

1Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory, Qingdao University, No. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071, China
2College of Physics Science, Qingdao University, No. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071, China

Received 17 November 2011; Revised 2 February 2012; Accepted 14 February 2012

Academic Editor: Miguel de la Guardia

Copyright © 2012 Q. T. Du 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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