Join us at CU Boulder to learn about the material science side of lighting! This event will take place at the CU Boulder Engineering Center, in ECCR 200.
About the Talk
Solid-state lighting has the potential to change the way we use light by allowing us to modify and dynamically tune the spectrum. However, we still need to develop efficient narrow and broad band emitters across green, amber and red portions of the visible spectrum to enable effective spectral tuning. In this talk, Dr. Kirstin Alberi will discuss recent developments at the semiconductor material level to enhance the performance of direct-emitting light emitting diodes (LEDs). She will also show her own work on amber and red LEDs and applications that could benefit from their improvement.
About Dr. Kirstin Alberi
Dr. Kirstin Alberi is a staff scientist in the Materials Physics group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. She works on a number of semiconductor-related projects, including the development of phosphide-based alloys for efficient red and amber LEDs, the physics of dilute nitride and bismide III-V alloys, and the exploration of light as a tool to modify the growth of metastable semiconductor materials.