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

Titanium-dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles show great promise as fillers to tune the refractive index of anti-reflective coatings on signs and optical encapsulants (protective coverings or coatings) for light-emitting di­odes (LEDs), solar cells and other optical devices.
Industry has shunned TiO2 nanoparticles because they have been difficult and expensive to make, and current methods produce particles that are too large. […]

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

Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

“New Mexico is already capitalizing on a diversified but rapidly transforming energy sector and stands to benefit from leveraging investments in efficiency projects and innovative technologies.” -Senator Martin Heinrich
Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of the […]

By |September 17th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

Congratulations to SSLS EFRC Sr. Investigator Andy Armstrong, who was honored with Sandia’s 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Andy was awarded in recognition of his development and application of novel defect characterization for III-Nitride materials.
Sandia’s prestigious Employee Recognition Awards (ERA) are presented to individual employees and teams nominated by their peers and chosen by a Laboratory […]

By |September 9th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

Research Challenge 0: Overarching and spillover research

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Jerry Simmons Is One of Three Researchers Named as Laboratory Fellows

This status is reserved for those who are nationally or internationally recognized pioneers in their fields. It is considered a promotion to the highest level of R&D staff, equivalent to the level of management immediately below Sandia’s vice presidents. “The three new fellows have histories of sustained and equally distinguished accomplishments in their fields,” said […]

By |July 29th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Jerry Simmons Is One of Three Researchers Named as Laboratory Fellows

EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

EFRC Sr. Investigator Weng Chow is the recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. This highly prestigious award presented by the IEEE Photonics Society is given to a select group of scientists who are considered pioneers in the field of quantum electronics. Chow is receiving this award on behalf of his, “contributions to semiconductor-laser theory, […]

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SSLS Coffee/Dessert Hour Calendar of Topics

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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%

SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

EFRC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Sandian Erik Spoerke and UNM scientist Patrick Johnson, volunteered at Explora Museum over the weekend. The three scientists participated in a program event hosted by Explora called Portal to the Public, whose goal is to, “Engage in experiential activities with scientists that are your neighbors in the c0mmunity.” […]

By |April 14th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL

George Wang, a senior investigator in solid-state lighting science, was invited to speak at the 7th Taiwan Solid-State Lighting (2013 tSSL). The conference was held on March 26th-27th in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of tSSL is “to bring together scientists and engineers actively engaged in research, development, and manufacturing on all aspects of Solid State […]

By |March 26th, 2013|Conferences, EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL