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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Organic photovoltaics symposium brings Nobel Laureate to Kent State

Kent State University will host an organic photovoltaics (OPV) symposium to present current research and progress. OPV are specialized solar energy cells that use carbon-based polymer semiconductors, unlike typical solar cells that are silicon-based. OPV are flexible and have the potential to be produced at lower costs than conventional silicon-based photovoltaics using roll-to-roll manufacturing processes.

The symposium?s keynote speaker is Alan J. Heeger, Ph.D., a professor of physics and professor of materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Heeger received a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers and is a true pioneer in the field of semiconducting and metallic polymers.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.kent.edu/opv.

Kent State University will host an organic photovoltaics (OPV) symposium to present current research and progress. OPV are specialized solar energy cells that use carbon-based polymer semiconductors, unlike typical solar cells that are silicon-based. OPV are flexible and have the potential to be produced at lower costs than conventional silicon-based photovoltaics using roll-to-roll manufacturing processes. The symposium?s keynote speaker is Alan J. Heeger, Ph.D., a professor of physics and professor of materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Heeger received a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers and is a true pioneer in the field of semiconducting and metallic polymers. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.kent.edu/opv.

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