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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 378981, 6 pages
Numerical Procedure for Optimizing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
1University Politehnica of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
2Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independentei, 050094 Bucharest, Romania
3National Institute of Materials Physics, 105 bis Atomistilor Street, P.O. Box MG-7, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Received 23 July 2013; Revised 13 November 2013; Accepted 29 November 2013; Published 5 January 2014
Academic Editor: Hyeong-Ho Park
Copyright © 2014 Mihai Razvan Mitroi 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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