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Luminescent Solar Concentrators: An Overview

Zewail, A. H. and Batchelder, J. S. (1983) Luminescent Solar Concentrators: An Overview. In: Polymers in Solar Energy Utilization. ACS Symposium Series. No.220. American Chemical Society , Washington, DC, pp. 331-352. ISBN 9780841207769.

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The Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) offers the possibility of reducing the cost of photovoltaic solar energy conversion through the use of light pipe trapping of luminescence. Three concepts govern the performance of an LSC: light concentration, light pipe trapping of luminescence, and photovoltaic conversion. We present prototype performance data as well as a simple model which predicts the light intensity gain and efficiency from molecular parameters.

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Additional Information:© 1983 American Chemical Society. Received November 22 1982. Published in print 15 June 1983. This work was supported in part by the Department of Energy Solar Energy Research Institute (Subcontract XF-1-1261-1). Parts of this article are based on results published elsewhere with Dr. T. Cole as co-author. It is our pleasure to acknowledge all the stimulating discussions and the collaboration with Dr. Cole. The efforts of Stuart Vincent and Dr. A. Gupta on the photodegradation problem are also acknowledged. A.H.Z. (to whom correspondence should be addressed, is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar. Finally, the thorough and conscientious efforts of the referee are greatly appreciated.
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Official Citation:Luminescent Solar Concentrators: An Overview A. H. ZEWAIL and J. S. BATCHELDER Polymers in Solar Energy Utilization. June 15, 1983 , 331-352 DOI:10.1021/bk-1983-0220.ch021
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