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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 395035, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/395035
Research Article

Development of Prototype Laboratory Setup for Selective Detection of Ethylene Based on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

1School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE), VIT University, Vellore 632 014, India
2School of Advanced Sciences (SAS), VIT University, Vellore 632 014, India

Received 12 June 2014; Accepted 16 October 2014; Published 6 November 2014

Academic Editor: Ignacio R. Matias

Copyright © 2014 J. Kathirvelan and R. Vijayaraghavan. 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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