Effects of concentrated sunlight on organic photovoltaics

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Effects of concentrated sunlight on organic photovoltaics. / Tromholt, Thomas; Katz, Eugene A.; Hirsch, Baruch; Vossier, Alexis; Krebs, Frederik C.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 7, 2010, p. 073501.

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Tromholt, Thomas ; Katz, Eugene A. ; Hirsch, Baruch ; Vossier, Alexis ; Krebs, Frederik C. / Effects of concentrated sunlight on organic photovoltaics. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 96, No. 7. pp. 073501.

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