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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2010, Article ID 476589, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/476589
Research Article

Preparation and Characterization of Thin Films by Coevaporation

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China

Received 3 April 2010; Accepted 23 June 2010

Academic Editor: Leonardo Palmisano

Copyright © 2010 Bin Lv 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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