First Year Assessment of Anna Espasa , entitle “Polymer-protein phosphors for optoelectronic applications” – 29th of November, in the Seminar Room at 10:00 pm

Polymer-protein phosphors for optoelectronic applications


Bio-hybrid light-emitting diodes (Bio-LEDs) are lighting devices merging inorganic light-emitting diodes with fluorescent proteins (FP) acting as both color down-conversion and encapsulation systems. This new lighting concept has been achieved using a new method to stabilize FPs as integrative components in commercial polymer matrices.

The first year assessment at hand focused on circumventing the current issues related to low stabilities at high-driving currents caused by thermal quenching and poor efficiencies due to the scattering of the polymer matrix.

Herein, we disclosed a new monopolymer coating for Bio-LEDs, realizing outstanding stabilities >230 hours at high current applied.