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SMALL CORE/LARGE SHELL SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE LUMINESCENT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS AND WAVELENGTH DOWNSHIFTING

United States Patent Application

20130146141
A1
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An article of manufacture and method for making a luminescent solar concentrator or a wavelength shifting device. The article includes a light guide or optical medium with a luminescent material disposed therein or deposited on the surface. The luminescent material is formulated to absorb incoming radiation and wavelength shift that radiation to a larger wavelength for processing and use, and to minimize reabsorption of the shifted radiation by the luminescent material.
PELTON, Matthew A. (Chicago, IL), SHEVCHENKO, Elena (Riverside, IL), DARLING, Seth B. (Chicago, IL), HOLT, Roy J. (Western Springs, IL), POTTERVELD, David H. (Oak Park, IL)
13/ 711,383
December 11, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The United States Government has rights in the invention described herein pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, as operator of Argonne National Laboratory.