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The effect of dielectric spacer thickness on surface plasmon enhanced solar cells for front and rear side depositions

Pillai, S.; Beck, F. J.; Catchpole, K. R.; Ouyang, Z.; Green, M. A.


The excitation of surface plasmons on metallic nanoparticles has the potential to significantly improve the performance of solar cells, in particular thin-film structures. In this article, we investigate the effect of the dielectric spacer layer thickness on the photocurrent enhancement of 2 μm thick, thin-film poly-Si on glass solar cells, due to random arrays of self-assembled Ag nanoparticlesdeposited on the front or the rear of the cells. We report a strong asymmetry in the external quantum...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-04-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3567299


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