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Science and the Energy Security Challenge: The Example of Solid-State Lighting

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Titel Science and the Energy Security Challenge: The Example of Solid-State Lighting
Autor Julia Phillips
Herausgeber Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract Securing a viable, carbon neutral energy future for humankind will require an effort of gargantuan proportions. As outlined clearly in a series of workshops sponsored by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences (http://www.sc.doe.gov/bes/reports/list.html), fundamental advances in scientific understanding are needed to broadly implement many of the technologies that are held out as promising options to meet future energy needs, ranging from solar energy, to nuclear energy, to approaches to clean combustion. Using solid state lighting based on inorganic materials as an example, I will discuss some recent results and new directions, emphasizing the multidisciplinary, team nature of the endeavor. I will also offer some thoughts about how to encourage translation of the science into attractive, widely available products

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