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Plasmonic absorption enhancement in organic photovoltaics

Björn Maes, Aimi Abass, Honghui Shen and Peter Bienstman UGent (2010) 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010).
abstract
Organic solar cells have a strong potential for the near future, because their material and fabrication costs can be much smaller than for traditional technologies. However, in order to become commercially viable their efficiency needs to increase. One of the novel, interesting techniques to increase the light absorption is by including plasmonic enhancements. These metallic features instigate strong, local resonances which trap the light in the very thin layers. In this work we report rigorous numerical investigations of organic cells with embedded metallic nanoparticles and with patterned metallic electrodes. The state-of-the-art material P3HT:PCBM is employed as the active layer. We show that in both cases, with particles or with patterned electrodes, a strong enhancement is achievable, with roughly an increase of up to 50% in the solar light absorption. Such enhancements could prove crucial for more efficient energy devices.
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organization
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conference (conferencePaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
plasmonics, nanoparticles, solar cells
in
2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010)
article number
abstract We.A2.5
pages
1 pages
publisher
IEEE
place of publication
Piscataway, NJ, USA
conference name
12th International conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010)
conference location
Munich, Germany
conference start
2010-06-27
conference end
2010-07-01
Web of Science type
Conference Paper
Web of Science id
11475353
ISBN
9781424477999
9781424477975
DOI
10.1109/ICTON.2010.5549053
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1146721
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1146721
date created
2011-02-11 10:52:37
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:28
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  abstract     = {Organic solar cells have a strong potential for the near future, because their material and fabrication costs can be much smaller than for traditional technologies. However, in order to become commercially viable their efficiency needs to increase. One of the novel, interesting techniques to increase the light absorption is by including plasmonic enhancements. These metallic features instigate strong, local resonances which trap the light in the very thin layers. In this work we report rigorous numerical investigations of organic cells with embedded metallic nanoparticles and with patterned metallic electrodes. The state-of-the-art material P3HT:PCBM is employed as the active layer. We show that in both cases, with particles or with patterned electrodes, a strong enhancement is achievable, with roughly an increase of up to 50\% in the solar light absorption. Such enhancements could prove crucial for more efficient energy devices.},
  articleno    = {abstract We.A2.5},
  author       = {Maes, Bj{\"o}rn and Abass, Aimi and Shen, Honghui and Bienstman, Peter},
  booktitle    = {2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010)},
  isbn         = {9781424477999},
  keyword      = {plasmonics,nanoparticles,solar cells},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Munich, Germany},
  pages        = {1},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Plasmonic absorption enhancement in organic photovoltaics},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2010.5549053},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Maes, Björn, Aimi Abass, Honghui Shen, and Peter Bienstman. 2010. “Plasmonic Absorption Enhancement in Organic Photovoltaics.” In 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
APA
Maes, Björn, Abass, A., Shen, H., & Bienstman, P. (2010). Plasmonic absorption enhancement in organic photovoltaics. 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010). Presented at the 12th International conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
Vancouver
1.
Maes B, Abass A, Shen H, Bienstman P. Plasmonic absorption enhancement in organic photovoltaics. 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2010.
MLA
Maes, Björn, Aimi Abass, Honghui Shen, et al. “Plasmonic Absorption Enhancement in Organic Photovoltaics.” 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2010). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2010. Print.