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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 167128, 6 pages
Henna (Lawsonia inermis L.) Dye-Sensitized Nanocrystalline Titania Solar Cell
1Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Bahrain
2College of Graduate Studies and Research, Ahlia University, P.O. Box 10878, Bahrain
3Department of Chemistry, University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Bahrain
Received 15 June 2011; Revised 21 October 2011; Accepted 24 October 2011
Academic Editor: Thomas Stergiopoulos
Copyright © 2012 Khalil Ebrahim Jasim 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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