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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015, Article ID 170507, 9 pages
Research Article

Improving Efficiency of Evaporated Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Film Solar Cells by a Thin Ag Intermediate Layer between Absorber and Back Contact

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Received 12 November 2014; Revised 29 December 2014; Accepted 30 December 2014

Academic Editor: Raghu N. Bhattacharya

Copyright © 2015 Hongtao Cui 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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