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Giant optical pathlength enhancement in plasmonic thin film solar cells using core-shell nanoparticles

Yu, Peng; Zhang, Fanlu; Li, Ziyuan; Zhong, Zhiqin; Govorov, A. O.; Fu, Lan; Tan, Hark Hoe; Jagadish, Chennupati; Wang, Zhiming

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In this paper, a finite-difference time-domain method is adopted to investigate the light scattering properties of core (metal)-shell (dielectric) nanoparticles, with varying shell thickness and refractive index. Adding a shell coating can shift the resonance to above the solar material bandgap when compared with a bare nanoparticle that has resonance outside of the useful solar radiation. The front-located core–shell metal-dielectric nanoparticles on thin Si substrates demonstrate enhanced...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163988
Source: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aacb9d

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