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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 785359, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/785359
Research Article

Influences of InGaP Conical Frustum Nanostructures on the Characteristics of GaAs Solar Cells

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, Republic of Korea

Received 12 April 2013; Revised 8 July 2013; Accepted 22 July 2013

Academic Editor: Sudhakar Nori

Copyright © 2013 Nguyen Dinh Lam 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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