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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012, Article ID 614320, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/614320
Research Article

Effects of Controlling the AZO Thin Film's Optical Band Gap on AZO/MEH-PPV Devices with Buffer Layer

1Department of Advanced Chemicals and Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea
2Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Device Center, Korea Photonics Technology Institute, Gwangju 500-460, Republic of Korea
3THELEDS Co., Gwangju 506-253, Republic of Korea

Received 31 August 2011; Accepted 27 December 2011

Academic Editor: Bhushan Sopori

Copyright © 2012 Jaehyoung Park 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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