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Design principles for particle plasmon enhanced solar cells

Catchpole, K. R.; Polman, A.


We develop fundamental design principles for increasing the efficiency of solar cells using light trapping by scattering from metal nanoparticles. We show that cylindrical and hemispherical particles lead to much higher path length enhancements than spherical particles, due to enhanced near-field coupling, and that the path length enhancement for an electric point dipole is even higher than the Lambertian value. Silver particles give much higher path length enhancements than gold particles. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-11-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.3021072


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