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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 145406, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/145406
Research Article

SnO2 Nanoparticle-Based Passive Capacitive Sensor for Ethylene Detection

1Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 723 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
2Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), 1551 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323, USA

Received 24 March 2012; Accepted 1 June 2012

Academic Editor: Grégory Guisbiers

Copyright © 2012 Mangilal Agarwal 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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