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High efficiency thin-film GaAs solar cells. by California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Published by Dept. of Energy, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington], Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Solar batteries.,
  • Gallium arsenide.

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ContributionsStirn, Richard J., United States. Dept. of Energy.
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