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.