Centers

SSLS

EFRC for Solid State Lighting Science (SSLS)

Director(s):

Jerry Simmons (8/2009 - 10/2011); Michael E. Coltrin (11/2011 - 7/2014)
 

Lead Institution:

Sandia National Laboratories
 

Years:

2009-2014


Mission:

To explore energy conversion in tailored photonic structures and materials to enable revolutionary breakthroughs in the efficiency and performance of light emitting diode (LED)-based lighting; to improve energy-efficiency in the way we light our homes and offices, which currently accounts for 20 percent of the Nation’s electrical energy use. Solid-state lighting has the potential to cut that energy consumption in half, or even more.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), solid state lighting, phonons, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials) 
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, rare earth elements, optoelectronic and metamaterial
 
INTERFACES: semiconductor/semiconductor
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, ultrafast physics, density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • University of New Mexico
  • Northwestern University
  • Philips Lumileds Lighting
  • Sandia National Laboratories


BES Staff Contact:

Chris Fecko

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