About this Research Topic
In the context of the global energy crisis and increasing environmental protection requirements, the development of long-life, energy-saving, safe, colorful and miniaturized luminescent materials has been recognized as an important method to improve the quality of human life. This includes materials such as LED luminescent materials, Micro-LED luminescent materials, long afterglow luminescent materials, up-converting luminescent materials, LED grow lights, and human-centric lighting, etc. In addition, as a new type of material with environmental purification functions, photocatalytic materials have strong photooxidation and reduction capabilities under solar light, which has multifunctional purposes such as antifouling, sterilization, and deodorization. Meanwhile, photocatalytic and photo-electrocatalytic technology has been widely used in wastewater treatment, air purification, antibacterial sterilization, and other fields. Therefore, research into light conversion materials has very important theoretical significance and practical application value.
This Research Topic welcomes high-quality submissions with any of the following research goals:
• Development of new high-efficiency LED materials and Micro-LED phosphor with strong absorption, broad excitation spectrum, appropriate and useful emission spectrum, high quantum/conversion efficiency and small thermal quenching
• Development of new long wavelength and long afterglow luminescent materials
• Research and deepening of the luminescence mechanism of LED, Micro-LED and long afterglow phosphor
• Develop new up-conversion luminescent materials and explore their potential in practical applications, such as multifunctional display, lighting and temperature sensing integrated system
• Broaden the irradiation band and types of phosphors used for LED grow light, improve the luminescence efficiency of red (orange) phosphors used for LED grow light, and reduce the production cost
• Improve the light absorption capacity of photocatalysts to facilitate the sunlight utilization efficiency
• Enhance the space separation efficiency of photogenerated charge carriers to further improve the photocatalytic activities
• Development of new high-efficiency solar cell devices
Keywords: LED, long afterglow, catalysis, solar cell, up-conversion
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