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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 548984, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/548984
Research Article

Wet-Chemical Surface Texturing of Sputter-Deposited ZnO:Al Films as Front Electrode for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

1Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, 7 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117574
2NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore, 28 Medical Drive, Singapore 117456
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576

Received 29 September 2014; Revised 22 January 2015; Accepted 24 January 2015

Academic Editor: Mohammed A. Gondal

Copyright © 2015 Xia Yan 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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