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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 637943, 7 pages
Optimised In2S3 Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis
1Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
2Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (ISMN), Via P. Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
3Department of Physical Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivagen 10, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden
Received 29 September 2011; Accepted 28 October 2011
Academic Editor: Yuexiang Li
Copyright © 2012 Hristina Spasevska 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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