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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 3703167, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3703167
Research Article

Effect of Solvent, Dye-Loading Time, and Dye Choice on the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Promising Centre of Sensors and Electronic Devices and Department of Chemical Engineering, Najran University, P.O. Box 1988, Najran 11001, Saudi Arabia

Received 11 September 2015; Accepted 24 December 2015

Academic Editor: Antonios Kelarakis

Copyright © 2016 Fahd M. Rajab. 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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