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Design Considerations for Plasmonic Photovoltaics

Ferry, Vivian E. and Munday, Jeremy N. and Atwater, Harry A. (2010) Design Considerations for Plasmonic Photovoltaics. Advanced Materials, 22 (43). pp. 4794-4808. ISSN 0935-9648. doi:10.1002/adma.201000488.

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This paper reviews the recent research progress in the incorporation of plasmonic nanostructures with photovoltaic devices and the potential for surface plasmon enhanced absorption. We first outline a variety of cell architectures incorporating metal nanostructures. We then review the experimental fabrication methods and measurements to date, as well as systematic theoretical studies of the optimal nanostructure shapes. Finally we discuss photovoltaic absorber materials that could benefit from surface plasmon enhanced absorption.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received: February 8, 2010. Published online: September 2, 2010. We are grateful to Michael Kelzenberg, Domenico Pacifici, Albert Polman, Imogen M. Pryce, Peter N. Saeta, Luke A. Sweatlock, and Marc A. Verschuuren for useful discussions. This work was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG36–08GO18006.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG36-08GO18006
Subject Keywords:photovoltaic devices; surface plasmon resonance; solar cells; thin films
Issue or Number:43
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Official Citation:Ferry, V. E., Munday, J. N. and Atwater, H. A. (2010), Design Considerations for Plasmonic Photovoltaics. Advanced Materials, 22: 4794–4808. doi: 10.1002/adma.201000488
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