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Luminescent optical epoxies for solar concentrators
Author(s): Anni Partanen; Aapo Harju; Jarkko Mutanen; Hanna Lajunen; Tuula Pakkanen; Markku Kuittinen
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Paper Abstract

In this work luminescent optical epoxy samples with micropatterning were fabricated. Five different photoluminescent materials were used as substance in the curing of epoxy resin to form luminescent epoxies of different colors. The absorbance spectra of the unpatterned epoxy samples were measured with spectrometer and the luminescence intensities of all fabricated luminescent epoxy samples were measured using custom made bispectrometer. The micropatterns were copied adequately in the epoxy surface, which would also suggest that nanopatterning would also be possible. Furthermore, the ability to pattern the surface allows fabrication of for example anti-reflective, hydrophobic and selfcleaning structures. Further investigation in different luminescent materials suitable for solar concentrator applications is required in order to develop current systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9175, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX, 91750S (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061721
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Anni Partanen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Aapo Harju, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Jarkko Mutanen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Hanna Lajunen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Tuula Pakkanen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Markku Kuittinen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9175:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX
Adam P. Plesniak; Candace Pfefferkorn, Editor(s)

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