Fraunhofer Application Center AWZ for Inorganic Phosphors
In December 2013, a new Fraunhofer Application Centre started its work on the campus of the Südwestfalen University of Applied Sciences in Soest under the responsibility of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS. The »Inorganic Phosphors« Application Centre’s research is focussed on the reliability, life and functionality of luminaires and lighting. Headed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Schweizer, the Centre’s research is undertaken in close cooperation with Südwestfalen University of Applied Sciences, which with over 13,000 students on more than 50 Bachelor and Master degree courses, is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in North-Rhine Westphalia.
The Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors, together with partners and clients from industry, conducts research and development of the efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and in particular phosphor. Further important aspects are reliability and color stability. The Application Centre works on the characterization and development of phosphors and phosphor systems. This work is focussed on comprehensive optical and spectroscopic analyses, thermal methods of measurement and characterizations of the LED module and performance testing in the laboratory.