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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 241614, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/241614
Research Article

Silver Core-Shell Nanoclusters Exhibiting Strong Growth Inhibition of Plant-Pathogenic Fungi

1Department of Materials and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Applied Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
2University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
3School of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University, Hue 530000, Vietnam

Received 17 November 2014; Accepted 19 January 2015

Academic Editor: Antonios Kelarakis

Copyright © 2015 Viet Anh Ho 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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