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Research Letters in Physics
Volume 2009, Article ID 406095, 4 pages
Research Letter

Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn-Based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors and Alloys

Department of Physical Sciences, Jordan University of Science & Technology, P. O. Box 3030, Irbid 221100, Jordan

Received 21 June 2009; Accepted 4 August 2009

Academic Editor: Faustino Aguilera-Granja

Copyright © 2009 A. Alsaad. 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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