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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 579489, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/579489
Research Article

Structural and Optical Properties of CuInS2 Thin Films Prepared by Magnetron Sputtering and Sulfurization Heat Treatment

1Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng, Jiangsu 224051, China
2School of Physics and Chemistry, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan 454000, China

Received 22 December 2014; Accepted 29 January 2015

Academic Editor: Wang Danping

Copyright © 2015 Rongfeng Guan 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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