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Review on the Role of Polymers in Luminescent Solar Concentrators
- Li, Yilin, Zhang, Xueqiao, Zhang, Yongcao, Dong, Richard, Luscombe, Christine K.
- Journal of polymer science 2019 v.57 no.3 pp. 201-215
- luminescence, polymers, solar collectors, technology
- The use of luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) offers an alternative approach to integrating photovoltaic technologies into the built environment. The research on LSCs has bloomed in the past decade in terms of searching for novel device architectures, developing new luminescent species, and employing unique host materials. This article will provide a concise review on LSCs and focus on the polymer host materials used in LSCs. Finally, we provide a brief outlook on the future development of this research area, particularly on the polymers used as host materials and luminescent species for LSCs. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2019, 57, 201–215