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6 November 2008


OSU orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD system for solar cell development

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany received an order in the third quarter from the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, for a Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD reactor in 3x2" wafer configuration. The system will be delivered to the OSU Institute for Materials Research (IMR) and the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC), a state funded center promoting university/industry research collaboration and the commercialization of photovoltaics.

Dr Steven A. Ringel, the Neal A. Smith Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research, said that the system “…will be a centerpiece for advanced photovoltaics research occurring in this new PV research center. Its installation in OSU’s state-of-the-art Nanotechnology West Laboratory alongside a comprehensive set of complementary processing, fabrication and testing facilities will support our comprehensive research activities in all areas of advanced semiconductor science and technology. We are looking forward to the delivery of this system at the beginning of 2009.”

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