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Title: Resonance-shifting luminescent solar concentrators

Abstract

An optical system and method to overcome luminescent solar concentrator inefficiencies by resonance-shifting, in which sharply directed emission from a bi-layer cavity into a glass substrate returns to interact with the cavity off-resonance at each subsequent reflection, significantly reducing reabsorption loss en route to the edges. In one embodiment, the system comprises a luminescent solar concentrator comprising a transparent substrate, a luminescent film having a variable thickness; and a low refractive index layer disposed between the transparent substrate and the luminescent film.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159845
Patent Number(s):
8,841,548
Application Number:
13/199,323
Assignee:
Uchicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Giebink, Noel Christopher, Wiederrecht, Gary P, and Wasielewski, Michael R. Resonance-shifting luminescent solar concentrators. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Giebink, Noel Christopher, Wiederrecht, Gary P, & Wasielewski, Michael R. Resonance-shifting luminescent solar concentrators. United States.
Giebink, Noel Christopher, Wiederrecht, Gary P, and Wasielewski, Michael R. Tue . "Resonance-shifting luminescent solar concentrators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159845.
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abstractNote = {An optical system and method to overcome luminescent solar concentrator inefficiencies by resonance-shifting, in which sharply directed emission from a bi-layer cavity into a glass substrate returns to interact with the cavity off-resonance at each subsequent reflection, significantly reducing reabsorption loss en route to the edges. In one embodiment, the system comprises a luminescent solar concentrator comprising a transparent substrate, a luminescent film having a variable thickness; and a low refractive index layer disposed between the transparent substrate and the luminescent film.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
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