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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

Laboratory: Organic/Polymeric Materials Laboratory

Dr Sun

Dr. Sam Sun

Professor of Chemistry

MCAR 511, Norfolk State University
700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 823-2993
Email: ssun@nsu.edu

This project focuses on developing lightweight, flexible shape, and inexpensive thin film type photovoltaic devices based on the following materials. (a) Polymer thin films with nanophase separated block copolymer systems containing donor and acceptor phases such as derivatized polythiophene compounds. (b) Hybrid organic or polymeric/inorganic photovoltaic thin film materials. The photovoltaic materials find its key applications in solar (or light) energy conversion on earth and in space flight missions. For instance, solar panes are the main power sources for manmade satellites and space station. For human beings on earth, solar energy is an unlimited an non-polluting energy source. The polymeric nonlinear optical materials are critical for future high-speed photonic signal processing devices and information superhighway development.