Colorless Luminescent Solar Concentrators Based on Gold Nanocluster Toward Development of "Green" Solar Windows
Kun-Bin Cai1*, Li-Yun Chang1
1Physics, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan
* presenting author:Kun-Bin Cai, email:std61314@yahoo.com.tw
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) can be used to concentrate both diffuse and direct sunlight without the need of complex light tracking systems, thus facilitating photovoltaic cells to harvest more solar energy, while reducing the material costs of solar cells. In order to manufacture a successful LSCs, there are two requirements which are reabsorption and scattering. Through a one-step fast microwave-assisted approach, aurum nanoclusters (AuNCs) are synthesized using Glutathione as a precursor and Chloroauric acid as a doping. AuNCs has a large Stokes shift to reduce the probability of absorption. Moreover, the AuNCs/Polymer composites are put in the middle of two glass to become a smooth LSC.


Keywords: Luminescent solar concentrators, Gold Nanocluster