Talk - Bryce Sydney Richards: Applications of up-conversion: from photovoltaics to plastic recycling and anti-counterfeiting
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Prof. Dr. Bryce Sydney Richards,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Applications of up-conversion: from photovoltaics to plastic recycling and anti-counterfeiting
Up-conversion (UC) has long been an attractive area of science given our fascination with a process that, at first glance, seems it might defy the law of conservation of energy. For this reason, UC has been pursued for a wide range of applications. This presentation firstly will discuss the application of UC layers to the rear-side of bifacial silicon solar cells in an attempt to harvest the photocurrent from sub-bandgap photons. From there, two other applications of UC will be explored, namely the application of UC materials to plastic recycling and in anti-counterfeiting solutions.