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Call For Papers
Solar Energy & Its Applications
Conferences • Courses • Exhibition
26–30 August 2007
San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California USA
Symposium Chair:
Ravi Durvasula, Lightfleet Corp.
High and Low Concentrators
Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology
PV Cell and Module Technologies
Optical Modeling and Measurements
for Solar Energy Systems
Organic Photovoltaics
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient
Illumination Systems
Thin-Film Coatings for Optical
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Photovoltaics is poised for record growth
The Symposium on SOLAR ENERGY & ITS APPLICATIONS invites you to
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science and industry
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SPIE would like to express its deepest
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and activities, would not be possible
without the dedicated contribution of our
participants and members.

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Call For Papers
Technical Organizing
OP113 High and Low
Martha Symko-Davies, National Renewable
Energy Lab.
Concentration for Solar
Jinghua Guo, Lawrence Berkeley National
Electric Applications II
(Symko-Davies) . . . . . . . . p. 4
Bolko von Roedern, National Renewable
Energy Lab.
OP114 Solar Hydrogen and
Alan E. Delahoy, Energy Photovoltaics, Inc.
Nanotechnology II (Guo) p. 4
Daryl R. Myers, National Renewable Energy
Roland Winston, Univ. of California/Merced
OP115 PV Cell and Module
R. John Koshel, Lambda Research Corp. and
Technologies (von Roedern,
College of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of
Delahoy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.5
Michael J. Ellison, Alpine Research Optics
OP116 Optical Modeling and
Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval Research Lab.
Measurements for Solar
Energy Systems
(Myers) p. 5
OP106 Nonimaging Optics
and Efficient Illumination
Systems IV
Koshel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 6
OP110 Thin-Film Coatings
for Optical Applications IV
(Ellison) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 7
OP123 Organic
Photovoltaics VIII
(Kafafi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.7
Abstract Submission
Critical Dates:
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . p.9
Abstract Due Date:
26 February 2007
Manuscript Due Date for
Post-meeting Proceedings:
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Solar Energy and Applications
High and Low
Solar Hydrogen and
Concentration for
Nanotechnology II
Solar Electric
Applications II
Conference Chair: Jinghua Guo, Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab.
Program Committee: Hironori Arakawa,
Conference Chair: Martha Symko-Davies,
thin-film tandems. Progress in this area has
Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan); Jan
National Renewable Energy Lab.
been facilitated by development of models
Augustynski, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland);
and the associated computational resources.
Program Committee: Allen M. Barnett,
Joe da Costa, The Univ. of Queensland
For CPV to deliver on its promise, CPV
Univ. of Delaware; Timothy J. Coutts,
(Australia); Maria L. Ghirardi, National
systems must demonstrate increasing
National Renewable Energy Lab.; Ravi
Renewable Energy Lab.; Michael Graetzel,
efficiency/performance, reducing the
Durvasula, Lightfleet Corp.; Vahan
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
manufacturing cost per unit area, and verified
Garboushian, Amonix Inc.; Sarah R. Kurtz,
(Switzerland); Ting Guo, Univ. of California/
reliability to be competitive in today’s
National Renewable Energy Lab.; Oliver
Davis; Claude Levy-Clement, Ctr. National
photovoltaic market. Toward these goals, this
Mayer, GE Global Research (Germany);
de la Recherche Scientifique (France);
conference will address:
Raed A. Sherif, Spectrolab, Inc.
Yoshihiro Nakato, Osaka Univ. (Japan);
• new or improved optical designs for low
Janusz Nowotny, Univ. of New South Wales
A promising approach to lowering the cost of
and high concentration
(Australia); Ian C. Plumb, Commonwealth
electricity generated by solar photovoltaics is
• modeling of low and/or high concentration
to use lenses or mirrors to focus, or
Scientific and Industrial Research
for cell technologies
“concentrate”, sunlight from a large area onto
Organisation (Australia); Pathiyamattom J.
• reflective and refractive concentrating
a small solar cell receiver. Compared to non-
Sebastian, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de
optics for photovoltaic devices
concentrating photovoltaics, the required area
México (Mexico); Paulo S. Soares
• low concentration optics for photovoltaic
of solar cells is reduced by the concentration
Guimarães, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais
ratio, offering a significant lowering in the cost
(Brazil); John A. Turner, National Renewable
• optical designs affecting illumination
of the photovoltaic system for which the solar
Energy Lab.; Lionel Vayssieres, National
uniformity and chromatic aberrations
cell is one of the most expensive components.
Institute for Materials Science (Japan); T.
• secondary optics materials and designs
There are many parameters which must be
Nejat Veziroglu, The International Ctr. for
• optical designs to split the solar spectrum
considered in the design of a concentrating
Hydrogen Energy Technologies (Turkey);
photovoltaic (CPV) system, including: the
• cell degradation/reliability issues
Gunnar Westin, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden);
choice of lenses vs. mirrors; line- vs. point-
• luminescent solar concentrators
Kahagala Gamage U. Wijayantha,
focus; the concentration ratio, for which values
• other topics related to CPV.
Hydrogen Solar Ltd. (United Kingdom); Jin Z.
of anywhere between 2 and 1000 or more are
Zhang, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz
used; and the choice of solar cell technology.
The purpose of this conference is to identify
The aim of this conference is to offer a forum of
and accelerate improvements of the optics
discussion for scientists, engineers, and
used to focus light for both low and
industrials involved in photoelectrochemical
concentrating solar electric applications.
systems and nanotechnology for solar
Traditional CPV systems are much different
generation of hydrogen. The technical program
than the flat photovoltaic systems sold around
will address the current status and prospects of
the world. PV concentrators come in larger
solar hydrogen R&D activities, major
module sizes, typically 20 kilowatts to 35
achievements and latest performances,
kilowatts each, and they must track the sun
technological limitations and crucial remaining
very precisely during the day. These
challenges, latest advances in fundamental
characteristics make CPV more suitable for
understanding and development in
large utility installations than for small
semiconductor nanostructures, devices
installations such as a single-family dwelling,
fabrication, modeling, simulation and
although new developments in CPV may
characterization techniques as well as
reduce this distinction. Achievement of a
assessing and establishing the role and
highly efficient solar cell is only the first step
contribution of solar hydrogen in the hydrogen
toward a highly efficient module. Issues in this
area include losses associated with the optics
or increased cell temperature, flux non-
uniformity (including chromatic aberrations),
cell protection, mounting and interconnect
bonding, passivation of cell interconnects,
development of secondary optics materials,
heat sinking, and cell degradation/reliability
Low-concentration CPV technologies-
systems of less than 10 suns-are being
developed for rooftops. Some of these
systems don’t have trackers and they look a
lot like flat-plate PV. Some low-concentration
CPV is even being incorporated into existing
flat-plate technology using novel optics. Low
Submit your abstract today!
concentration can be economically viable not
only for Si devices but also for polycrystalline

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Call For Papers
PV Cell and
Modeling and
Measurements for
Interested and committed individuals from
Solar Energy
academia, national laboratories, industries and
Conference Chairs: Bolko von Roedern,
Systems (OP116)
start-ups are kindly invited to contribute to this
National Renewable Energy Lab.; Alan E.
conference by submitting their abstract on the
Conference Chair: Daryl R. Myers, National
Delahoy, Energy Photovoltaics, Inc.
following relevant topics:
Renewable Energy Lab.
Program Committee: Robert W. Collins, Jr.,
• fundamentals of photoelectrochemical
Program Committee: Ravi Durvasula,
water splitting
Univ. of Toledo; Ravi Durvasula, Lightfleet
Lightfleet Corp.; Christian A. Gueymard,
Corp.; Alan L. Fahrenbruch, Stanford Univ.;
• modeling and simulation of photocatalytic
Solar Consulting Services; Hanno Ohvril,
Sheyu Guo, Energy Photovoltaics, Inc.;
Tartu Ülikool (Estonia); Benjamin K. Tsai,
Steven G. Hegedus, Univ. of Delaware;
• energetics and electronic structure of
National Institute of Standards and
photocatalysts and semiconductor
Martha C. Lux-Steiner, Hahn-Meitner-
Technology; Frank Vignola, Univ. of Oregon
Institut Berlin (Germany); James R. Sites,
• electron and hole transport in large
Colorado State Univ.
The worldwide depletion of traditional fossil
fuels and their impact upon our climate and
bandgap semiconductors
From about 2004 onwards, the supply of PV
social stability has lead to an immediate need
• surface and interface properties of
modules has not been able to keep pace with
for and interest in sustainable renewable
photocatalysts/electrolyte junctions
demand resulting from the worldwide growth of
energy sources. Conversion of solar energy to
• optical, electrical, mechanical, chemical,
the PV markets. The most serious factor limiting
electrical, thermal, and other forms of energy
and physical properties of photo-anodes
supply of the dominant c-Si products is the Si-
can make a sizable contribution to a mix of
• long term aqueous stability, corrosion, and
feedstock shortage. This has led to price
sustainable renewable energy options. The
photocorrosion of semiconductors
increases for modules and has also hastened a
focus of this conference will be to present the
transition to alternative manufacturing
• recent advances in nano-structural analysis
state-of-the-art in modeling and
approaches such as ribbon Si or thin-film PV
of photocatalysts
characterization of the optical properties of the
modules. Suitable combinations of factors such
• new approaches to bandgap profiling and
atmosphere, radiometric instrumentation, solar
as efficiency, energy yield per rated watt, and
resource data, and solar energy conversion
low production costs are key to achieving low
• development of advanced photocatalysts
systems themselves. The conference on
cost electricity generation and commercial
for efficient solar hydrogen production
“Optical Modeling and Measurements for
success. For thin films, achieving low-cost
• new morphology of classical metal oxide
Solar Energy Systems” is complementary to
modules with efficiencies >8% has been
conferences on modeling atmospheric
significantly more difficult than anticipated.
transmission and radiometry for other
• large bandgap semiconductors of low
Nevertheless, several US companies are scaling
applications. The program committee would
up their manufacturing capacity. Two in
be pleased to receive contributions addressing
• combinatorial chemistry approach to
particular are scaling to beyond 100 MW in: p
topics such as, but not limited to:
per year. Many new entities, ranging from
• spectroscopic and photoelectrochemical
venture-capital funded start-ups to Fortune-500
• modeling and measuring atmospheric
companies, are entering the PV arena, and it
transmission of solar energy
• new devices, methods, and apparatus for
appears timely to have a session on the science
• modeled and measured input data for solar
solar hydrogen generation
and technology supporting PV module
conversion systems
• solar hydrogen generation from sea water
manufacturing. If the historical annual growth
• evaluations of measured and modeled solar
rate of 37% can be maintained, then a world-
energy system performance
• solar thermal water splitting
wide production rate of 55GW in: /year
• optical, electrical, and/or thermal transfer
• photo-biological generation of hydrogen
would be achieved in 10 years, allowing PV to
functions of solar energy conversion
• national and international solar hydrogen
begin contributing measurably to the world’s
systems or system components (cells,
energy systems, projects and networks
overall energy supply. The R&D community is
modules, arrays)
• societal, educational, environmental, and
challenged to support this rapid growth of PV
• modeled and measured optical properties of
economic aspects of solar hydrogen.
energy generation.
materials (mirrors, lenses, encapsulates)
Papers addressing, but not limited to, the
used in solar conversion systems
following topics are sought:
• spectral measurements and models for
• crystalline Si solar cell science
selective absorbers, reflectors, and emitters
• crystalline Si feedstock supply, especially
• estimating or forecasting solar resources
new feedstock technologies and anticipated
utilizing satellite or ground based data.
performance using such new feedstocks
• thin-film (a-Si, nc-Si, CIGS, and CdTe) solar
Abstracts and papers will be fully peer
cell science
reviewed and published in SPIE
Conference proceedings.

• optical engineering in solar cells, including
anti-reflection coatings, transparent
conducting oxides, index-matching layers,
internal reflectors in multi-junction cells,
back-reflectors, and light trapping
• advantages of alternative thin-film solar cell
deposition processes
• thin-film PV module manufacturing issues
• process changes for enhancing product
performance or product reliability
• discussion of potential future cost reductions,
efficiency increases, and reduction of cost /
kWh for the various technologies.

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Nonimaging Optics
and Efficient
Systems IV (OP106)
Conference Chairs: Roland Winston, Univ.
The use of Nonimaging Optics promises
of California/Merced; R. John Koshel,
higher efficiency, relaxed physical tolerances,
Lambda Research Corp. and College of
improved optical uniformity, and reduced
Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona
manufacturing costs. We encourage
submissions ranging from fundamentals to
Program Committee: Pablo Benítez, Univ.
critical design issues and practical
Politécnica de Madrid and Light
Prescriptions Innovators LLC; William J.
Paper submissions are solicited in the
Cassarly, Optical Research Associates;
following and related areas:
Philip L. Gleckman, Idealab Capital
• high-flux concentration applications
Partners; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion
• illumination
Univ. of the Negev (Israel); Anurag Gupta,
• display backlighting
Optical Research Associates; Douglas A.
• lightpipe design
Kirkpatrick, Defense Advanced Research
• source modeling and characterization
Projects Agency; Kenneth K. Li, Wavien,
• solid-state/LED lighting applications
Inc.; Juan C. Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de
Madrid (Spain) and Light Prescriptions
• condenser optics
Innovators LLC; Holger Moench, Philips
• automotive lighting
Research Labs. (Germany); Narkis E.
• tailored optics for prescribed illumination
Shatz, Science Applications International
Corp.; John F. Van Derlofske, 3M Co.
• freeform optics
• optimization algorithms for illumination
Many important optical subsystems are
• IR detection
concerned with power transfer and brightness
rather than with image fidelity. Nonimaging
• daylighting and hybrid solar lighting
Optics is a design approach that departs from
• fiber optic illumination
the methods of traditional optical design to
• near-field optical microscopy
develop techniques for maximizing the
• solar energy applications
collecting power of concentrator and
• solar-pumped and diode-pumped lasers
illuminator systems. Nonimaging devices
• optical furnaces and radiant heating
substantially outperform conventional imaging
• focal plane arrays: applications in particle
lenses and mirrors in these applications,
and astrophysics
approaching the theoretical (thermodynamic)
• practical radiometry and statistical optics
limit. Nonimaging design methods usually
• commercial and consumer applications
involve solving ordinary or partial differential
equations, calculating the flow lines of the ray
• illumination system fabrication and
bundles, coupling the edge rays of extended
sources and targets or optimizing a
• perception of illumination
multiparameter merit function computed by
• testing of illumination systems
ray-tracing techniques. While geometrically
• radiance and coherent source measurement
based, the design algorithms, with
and modeling.
modifications, have been extended into the
few-mode regime. In fact, the methods of
nonimaging power transfer extend to the
diffraction limited and even subwavelength
domain. Therefore applicability exists in near-
field optical microscopy and nanometer scale
optics. This symposium will address the theory
of Nonimaging Optics and its application to
the design of illumination and concentration
systems. Tailored free-form optics for
prescribed distributions, display backlighting,
condenser optics design, high-flux solar and
infrared concentration, daylighting, LED color
mixing, luminaires, solar energy, lightpipe
systems, LED automotive front lighting, as well
as illumination and concentrator optimization
are examples of current areas of research.
Manufacturing techniques and testing of
nonimaging optical systems will also be
Submit your abstract today!

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Call For Papers
Thin-Film Coatings
for Optical
Photovoltaics VIII
Applications IV
Conference Chair: Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval
Research Lab.
Conference Chair: Michael J. Ellison,
Alpine Research Optics Corp.
Cochair: Christoph J. Brabec, Konarka
Austria (Austria)
The range of applications for which optical thin
films are employed continues to expand at a
Program Committee: Homer Antoniadis,
remarkable pace. This conference will focus
InnovaLight, Inc.; Rene A. J. Janssen,
on the latest developments with the goal of
Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands);
disseminating these improvements within the
Bernard Kippelen, Georgia Institute of
optical coating community. In previous years
Technology; Paul A. Lane, Naval Research
this conference has presented papers
Lab.; Kwanghee Lee, Pusan National Univ.
spanning nearly all of the widely used
(South Korea); Peter Peumans, Stanford
deposition technologies including; magnetron
Univ.; Niyazi S. Sariciftci, Johannes Kepler
sputtering, plasma ion assisted deposition, ion
Univ. Linz (Austria); Sean E. Shaheen,
beam sputtering, RF sputtering and thermal
National Renewable Energy Lab.; Yasuhiko
evaporation. The applications of these
Shirota, Fukui Univ. of Technology (Japan);
coatings communicated at this conference
Tetsuo Tsutsui, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
have been as varied as the deposition
technologies used to construct them.
This conference centers on the science and
Significant developments in; display
technology of organic photovoltaic and dye-
technology, optical communications,
sensitized solar cells, with particular focus on
femtosecond lasers, increased laser damage
high performance light-harvesting and carrier
threshold, photovoltaic coatings, space
transporting materials. The aim of this meeting
applications and even extremely low loss
is to bring together physicists, chemists,
coatings employed in gravity wave antennas
material scientists, engineers, and
have all been presented.
technologists, discuss and review the state-of-
We welcome papers describing advances in
the-art of organic photovoltaic and dye-
any aspect of thin film optical coatings,
sensitized solar cells.
particularly within the following six areas:
The scope of the conference will cover the
• design of optical coatings
following areas:
• novel optical coating materials
• molecular and polymeric solid state organic
• optical coating manufacturing/processing/
• dye-sensitized (photoelectrochemical) solar
• characterization, monitoring, and
• single and tandem solar cell structures
• creative applications of optical coatings
• hybrid organic/inorganic nanostrucures
• coatings for photovoltaics, including roll-to-
• interpenetrating polymer networks
roll web production.
• polymer-fullerene blends
• primary processes, carrier generation, and
• chemistry of organic dyes and
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Submission of Abstracts
Abstract Due Date: 26 February 2007
Abstracts, if accepted, will be distributed at the meeting.
Manuscripts Due Date Post-meeting Proceedings: 30 July 2007
Conditions of Acceptance
26–30 August 2007
• Authors are expected to secure funding for registration fees, travel, and
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accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring
organizations before submitting abstracts.
• Only original material should be submitted.
• Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content,
Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to register, attend the
and papers where supporting data or a technical description cannot be
symposium, present the paper (either orally or in poster format), and submit
given for proprietary reasons will not be accepted for presentation in this
a full-length manuscript for publication in the conference Proceedings.
• Abstracts should contain enough detail to clearly convey the approach
All authors (including invited or solicited speakers), program committee
and the results of the research.
members, and session chairs are responsible for registering and paying the
• Government and company clearance to present and publish should be
reduced author, session chair, program committee registration fee. (Current
final at the time of submittal. If you are a DoD contractor, allow at least 60
SPIE Members receive a discount on the registration fee.)
days for clearance. Authors are required to warrant to SPIE in advance of
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via Web
publication of the Proceedings that all necessary permissions and
clearances have been obtained, and that submitting authors are authorized
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to submit abstracts using the
to transfer copyright of the paper to SPIE.
“submit an abstract” link at:
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• To ensure a high-quality conference, all abstracts and Proceedings
manuscripts will be reviewed by the Conference Chair/Editor for technical
Submitting directly on the Web ensures that your abstract will be immediately
merit and suitability of content. Conference Chair/Editors may require
accessible by the conference chair for review through MySPIE, the SPIE
manuscript revision before approving publication, and reserve the right
author/chair web site.
to reject for presentation or publication any paper that does not meet
Please note! When submitting your abstract you must provide contact
content or presentation expectations. SPIE’s decision on whether to
information for all authors, summarize your paper, and identify the contact
accept a presentation or publish a manuscript is final.
author who will receive correspondence about the submission and who must
• Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance and sent manuscript
submit the manuscript and all revisions. Please have this information available
instructions by e-mail no later than 30 April 2007. Notification of
before you begin the submission process.
acceptance will be placed on SPIE Web the week of 21 May 2007 at
First-time users of MySPIE can create a new account by clicking on the
• Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs’
create new account link. You can simplify account creation by using your
discretion. Instructions for oral and poster presentations will be sent to
SPIE ID# which is found on SPIE membership cards or the label of any SPIE
you by email. All oral and poster presentations require presentation at the
meeting and submission of a manuscript to be included in the Proceedings
If you do not have web access, you may E-MAIL each abstract separately
of SPIE.
to: in ASCII text (not encoded) format. There will be a
Proceedings of SPIE and SPIE Digital Library
time delay for abstracts submitted via e-mail as they will not be immediately
processed for chair review.
• These conferences will result in full-manuscript Chair/Editor-reviewed
volumes published in the Proceedings of SPIE and in the SPIE Digital
IMPORTANT! To ensure proper processing of your abstract, the
SUBJECT line must include only:
• Correctly formatted, ready-to-print manuscripts submitted in English are
SUBJECT: Conf. Code (example: OP01)
required for all accepted oral and poster presentations. Electronic
submissions are recommended, and result in higher quality reproduction.
Your abstract submission must include all of the following:
Submission must be provided in PostScript or MS Word. created with a
printer driver compatible with the SPIE online Electronic Manuscript
Submission system. Instructions are included in the author kit and from
2. AUTHORS (principal author first) For each author: First (given) name (initials
the “Author Info” link at the conference website.
not acceptable), Last (family) name, Affiliation, Mailing address, Telephone,
• Authors are required to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE or to
Fax, and Email address.
provide a suitable publication license.
3. PRESENTATION PREFERENCE “Oral Presentation” or “Poster
• Papers published are indexed in leading scientific databases including
INSPEC, Ei Compendex, Chemical Abstracts, International Aerospace
Abstracts, Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings and NASA
4. PRINCIPAL AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHY Approximately 50 words.
Astrophysical Data System, and are searchable in the SPIE Digital Library.
5. ABSTRACT TEXT Approximately 250 words.
Full manuscripts are available to Digital Library subscribers.
• Late manuscripts may not be published in the conference Proceedings
Accepted abstracts for this conference will be included in the abstract
and SPIE Digital Library, whether the conference volume will be published
CD-ROM which will be available at the meeting. Please submit only
before or after the meeting. The objective of this policy is to better serve
250-word abstracts that are suitable for publication.
the conference participants as well as the technical community at large,
6. KEYWORDS Maximum of five keywords.
by enabling timely publication of the Proceedings.
• Papers not presented at the meeting will not be published in the conference
Abstracts Available Prior to Meeting
Proceedings, except in the case of exceptional circumstances at the
discretion of SPIE and the Conference Chairs/Editors.
Accepted abstracts may be made available prior to the meeting for promo-
tional purposes and will be published in an on-site handout. Please submit
up to 250-word abstracts which have been cleared for publishing purposes.

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