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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 891365, 6 pages
Annealing Effects of Sputtered Cu2O Nanocolumns on ZnO-Coated Glass Substrate for Solar Cell Applications
1Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, Section 3, Chung-Hsiao E. Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan
2Materials & Electro-Optics Research Division, Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box No. 90008-8-6, Lung Tan, Taoyuan 325, Taiwan
Received 19 December 2012; Revised 5 February 2013; Accepted 13 February 2013
Academic Editor: Sanqing Huang
Copyright © 2013 Lung-Chien Chen 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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