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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 498286, 6 pages
Photoacoustic Study of CdS QDs for Application in Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells
1Department of Physics, Taif University, Taif 21974, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Mathematical and Physical Engineering, Benha University, Benha 13511, Egypt
3Physics Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
Received 11 April 2012; Accepted 8 September 2012
Academic Editor: Christian Brosseau
Copyright © 2012 S. Abdallah 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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