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Title: Efficient Quaternary Organic Solar Cells with Parallel-Alloy Morphology

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  1. State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 China
  2. Division of Nanophotonics, CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100191 China
  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
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Journal Name: Advanced Functional Materials Journal Volume: 29 Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1616-301X
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Bi, Zhaozhao, Zhu, Qinglian, Xu, Xianbin, Naveed, Hafiz Bilal, Sui, Xinyu, Xin, Jingming, Zhang, Lin, Li, Tengfei, Zhou, Ke, Liu, Xinfeng, Zhan, Xiaowei, and Ma, Wei. Efficient Quaternary Organic Solar Cells with Parallel-Alloy Morphology. Germany: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/adfm.201806804.
Bi, Zhaozhao, Zhu, Qinglian, Xu, Xianbin, Naveed, Hafiz Bilal, Sui, Xinyu, Xin, Jingming, Zhang, Lin, Li, Tengfei, Zhou, Ke, Liu, Xinfeng, Zhan, Xiaowei, & Ma, Wei. Efficient Quaternary Organic Solar Cells with Parallel-Alloy Morphology. Germany. doi:10.1002/adfm.201806804.
Bi, Zhaozhao, Zhu, Qinglian, Xu, Xianbin, Naveed, Hafiz Bilal, Sui, Xinyu, Xin, Jingming, Zhang, Lin, Li, Tengfei, Zhou, Ke, Liu, Xinfeng, Zhan, Xiaowei, and Ma, Wei. Tue . "Efficient Quaternary Organic Solar Cells with Parallel-Alloy Morphology". Germany. doi:10.1002/adfm.201806804.
title = {Efficient Quaternary Organic Solar Cells with Parallel-Alloy Morphology},
author = {Bi, Zhaozhao and Zhu, Qinglian and Xu, Xianbin and Naveed, Hafiz Bilal and Sui, Xinyu and Xin, Jingming and Zhang, Lin and Li, Tengfei and Zhou, Ke and Liu, Xinfeng and Zhan, Xiaowei and Ma, Wei},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1002/adfm.201806804},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials},
number = 9,
volume = 29,
place = {Germany},
year = {2019},
month = {1}

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