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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 760685, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/760685
Research Article

Enhanced Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell by High Surface Area Anatase-TiO2-Modified P25 Paste

1College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Hainan Normal University, Haikou, Hainan 571158, China
2School of Physical Science and Technology, Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro and Nano-Structures of the Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

Received 26 February 2013; Accepted 16 March 2013

Academic Editor: Shishang Guo

Copyright © 2013 Mengmei Pan 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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