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Volume 2013, Article ID 359514, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/359514
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Decomposition of Pure and Dysprosium Doped Yttrium Phosphate System

Crystal Growth and Material Research Laboratory, Department of Physics & Electronics, University of Jammu, Jammu 180006, India

Received 30 December 2012; Revised 21 March 2013; Accepted 21 March 2013

Academic Editor: Rodrigo Martins

Copyright © 2013 K. K. Bamzai 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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