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Sandian Receives the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, South Region Technical Award

Sandia's Jeff Tsao (center) received his Technical Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (South Region) at the IES regional meeting in Albuquerque. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) builds on a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to [...]

By |December 12th, 2014|Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Sandian Receives the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, South Region Technical Award

Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Sandia researchers Dale Huber (left) and Todd Monson have come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize TiO2 nanoparticles, which could be used in everything from solar cells to light-emitting diodes. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Titanium-dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles show great promise as fillers to tune the refractive index of anti-reflective coatings on signs [...]

By |July 1st, 2014|Capabilities, CINT, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Sandia Develops a Synthesis of Quantum Dots that Increases the Quantum Yield to 95.5%

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) based on blue indium-gallium-nitride (InGaN) LEDs that excite yellow-green-emitting yttrium-aluminum-garnet: cerium phosphors (YAG:Ce, a nonhygroscopic, chemically inert inorganic scintillator) have a cold white emission that can be made warmer with the addition of a red-emitting component. Unfortunately, red emitters that satisfy all criteria for use in solid-state lighting (SSL) applications are [...]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Sandia Develops a Synthesis of Quantum Dots that Increases the Quantum Yield to 95.5%

ECIS-Veeco: Research Driving Down the Costs of Efficient LED Lighting

Solid state lighting (SSL), which uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs), has the potential to be 10 times more energy efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Currently, 20% of U.S. energy use powers lighting. SSL technology can potentially significantly cut U.S. lighting energy use, reducing electricity consumption for lighting by one-fourth. That’s why since 2003, the Department [...]

By |February 14th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on ECIS-Veeco: Research Driving Down the Costs of Efficient LED Lighting

Solid-State Lighting Science EFRC

Welcome to our SSLS EFRC Sandia National Laboratories is home to one of the 46 multi-million dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. These Centers integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed: to accelerate basic and advanced discovery research; and [...]

By |November 11th, 2010|Comments Off on Solid-State Lighting Science EFRC