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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2010, Article ID 512785, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/512785
Research Article

Effect of Postdeposition Heat Treatment on the Crystallinity, Size, and Photocatalytic Activity of Nanoparticles Produced via Chemical Vapour Deposition

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Putra, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 7 December 2009; Revised 27 March 2010; Accepted 8 May 2010

Academic Editor: Theodore Tsotsis

Copyright © 2010 Siti Hajar Othman 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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