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Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6513903, 10 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6513903
Research Article

Facile Synthesis of Indium Sulfide/Flexible Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber for Enhanced Photocatalytic Efficiency and Its Application

1School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Yancheng Teachers University, Yancheng 224002, China
2College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Dong Fang; nc.ude.utcy@dgnaf

Received 25 September 2017; Accepted 26 November 2017; Published 20 December 2017

Academic Editor: Huaiyu Shao

Copyright © 2017 Liu Han 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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