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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 579284, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/579284
Research Article

Cerium Dioxide Thin Films Using Spin Coating

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
3Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Received 22 June 2012; Accepted 23 August 2012

Academic Editor: Roberto Comparelli

Copyright © 2013 D. Channei 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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