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Talk - Bryce Sydney Richards: Applications of up-conversion: from photovoltaics to plastic recycling and anti-counterfeiting

2020.01.13 | Mette Alstrup Lie

Date Tue 21 Jan
Time 10:15 11:00
Location 1525-323

 

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.

Department of Physics, Public / media