A combinatorial sputtering approach to the development of industry compatible luminescent window coatings: Pushing for a record-breaking 1 m2 PV-Window

In this project TUDelft will work together with the companies PHYSEE and NSG to study the fundamental luminescent properties of Eu2+, Sm2+ and Mn5+ ions in coatings made from a combination of the elements Si, Al, O and N (SiAlON). These luminescent coatings will be used to make so-called electricity generating window based on the principle of a Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC). In an LSC the luminescent coating absorb and re-emits sunlight that is subsequently guided by total internal reflection to solar cells integrated in the window pane, that convert the light in electric power. The changes of utilisation are increased significantly by making these coating with a glass industry compatible magnetron sputtering process. Because SiAlON coatings are already used by glass industry to make windows mechanically and chemically resistant, our strategy could result in a situation in which future windows have electricity generation as a standard option.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 17105
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Delft University of Technology
  • Projectleider / Project leader: dr. E. van der Kolk - Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Type project / Type project: Lopend
  • Startdatum / Start date: 01-01-2019
  • Programma / Programme: High Tech Systemen & Materialen (HTSM)
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Natuurkunde


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