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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 382087, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/382087
Research Article

Preparation of Flower-Like Cu-WO3 Nanostructures and Their Acetone Gas Sensing Performance

School of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China

Received 7 September 2015; Revised 9 December 2015; Accepted 13 December 2015

Academic Editor: Amel Boudjemaa

Copyright © 2015 Hao Zhou 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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