Silicon Nanocrystals for Photon Up/ Down-conversion (UC 2020-221)

Profs. Ming Lee Tang and Lorenzo Mangolini from the University of California, Riverside have developed a method for synthesizing chemically functionalized non-toxic silicon nanocrystals. This technology works by producing silicon NCs with non-thermal plasma synthesis which are then functionalized with triplet acceptors to produce photon upconversion systems. This technology stands out among other NC-based triplet-fusion upconversion systems because when incorporated into aqueous micelles, this system functions indefinitely under anaerobic conditions and for tens of minutes upon exposure to oxygen. Figures are pictured below in Images/Media Gallery: Figure 1: Schematic of the aqueous photon upconverting miscelles. Grace Yee (951) 827-2212

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