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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2016, Article ID 6148019, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6148019
Research Article

Precession Azimuth Sensing with Low-Noise Molecular Electronics Angular Sensors

1Center for Molecular Electronics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow 117303, Russia
2NordLab LLC, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region 141700, Russia
3Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institutskaya ul. 6, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region 142432, Russia

Received 3 November 2015; Accepted 16 February 2016

Academic Editor: Andrea Cusano

Copyright © 2016 Dmitry L. Zaitsev 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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