Deposition of CZTSe thin films and illumination effects on the device properties of Ag/n-Si/p-CZTSe/In heterostructure

Bayrakli, O.
Terlemezoğlu, Makbule
Parlak, Mehmet
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O. Bayrakli, M. Terlemezoğlu, H. H. GULLU, and M. Parlak, “Deposition of CZTSe thin films and illumination effects on the device properties of Ag/n-Si/p-CZTSe/In heterostructure,” JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, pp. 337–343, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: