Project

Large area synthesis of luminescent materials by low temperature techniques

Duration
20 June 2012 → 19 December 2013
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Optical physics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Materials science and engineering
Keywords
energy efficiency luminescent materials clays
 
Project description

Phosphor materials are abundantly used for illumination (in LEDs and fluorescent lamps). These materials are synthesized starting from synthetic precursors at very high temperatures and are, therfore, not very energy-efficient. This project aims at the development of phosphors at low tempratures, starting from widely available natural materials such as clays.