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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 206380, 7 pages
Study of Ruthenium Complex Sensitizer and Gold Nanoparticles Doped Flexible Organic Solar Cells
Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, Section 3, Chung-Hsiao East Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Received 12 June 2012; Accepted 3 September 2012
Academic Editor: Fengqiang Sun
Copyright © 2012 Cheng-Chiang Chen and Lung-Chien Chen. 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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