Semiconducting polymers and quantum dots in luminescent solar concentrators for solar energy harvesting

@inproceedings{Sholin2007SemiconductingPA,
  title={Semiconducting polymers and quantum dots in luminescent solar concentrators for solar energy harvesting},
  author={V. Sholin and Jesse D. Olson and S. A. Cartera},
  year={2007}
}
We compare the performance of luminescent solar concentrators LSCs fabricated with polymers and quantum dots to the behavior of laser dye LSCs. Previous research, centered around the use of small molecule laser dyes, was hindered by the lack of materials with small absorption/emission band overlap and longer lifetime. Materials such as semiconducting polymers and quantum dots present qualities that are desirable in LSCs, for example, smaller absorption/emission band overlap, tunable absorption… CONTINUE READING