This text deals with the advantages of rare earth activated phosphors for the development of solid state lighting technology and in enhancing the light conversion efficiency of Si solar cells. The book initiates with a short overview of the atomic and semiconductor theory followed by introduction to phosphor, its working mechanism, role of rare earth ions in the lighting and PV devices and host materials being used. Further, it introduces the applications of inorganic phosphor for the development of green energy and technology including advantages of UP/DC conversion phosphor layers in the enhancing the cell response of PV devices.
Part 1: Fundamentals of Atoms and Semiconductor. 1. Short Review on Atomic and Semiconductor Theory. Part 2: Phosphor- An Overview. 2. Introduction to “Phosphors, Rare Earths, Properties and Applications. 3. Synthesis & Characterization of Phosphor. Part 3: Scope of Phosphor. 4. Phosphor for Light Emitting Diode. 5. Phosphor for PV Technology. Part 4: Efficient and Eco-Friendly Technology. 6. Cell Response and Other Solar Cell Materials. 7. Phosphor for Environment Friendly Technology.