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Rational Design of Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures for ...

Jul 13, 2021· Plasmonic metal nanostructures, possessing unique surface plasmon resonance properties, show Solarellent capabilities for light trapping and coupling. On this basis, various plasmonic metal nanostruc...

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Design of Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Efficient ...

tering from plasmonic nanoparticles deposited on top of a thin-film amorphous silicon solar cell to enhance light trapping in the photo-active layer. Considering the nanoparticles as ideal spheroids, the broadband optical absorption by the silicon layer is analyzed and optimized with respect to the nanoparticle aspect ra-

Performance enhancement of thin-film amorphous silicon ...

Hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin film solar cells have been fabricated on the nano-texturized substrate for optical property study and photovoltaic performance evaluation. Our measurements have shown significant enhancement on broadband light absorption using these patterned substrates via both geometrical light trapping and plasmonic coupling.

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Synergistic plasmonic and photonic crystal light- …

Synergistic plasmonic and photonic crystal light-trapping: Architectures for optical up-conversion in thin-film solar cells Khai Q. Le1,3,* and Sajeev John1,2 1Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, Canada 2Department of Physics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 3Faculty of Science and Technology, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Plasmonic light trapping in thin-film Si solar cells

light absorption. In conventional thick Si solar cells, light trapping is typically achieved using a micron-sized pyramidal surface texture that causes scattering of light into the solar cell over a large angular range, thereby enhancing the effective path length in the cell [1–3]. Such geometries are not suitable

Plasmonic nanostructures for light trapping in thin-film ...

Mar 15, 2019· In order to investigate the light trapping effects in substrate configuration thin film solar cells, self-assembled silver nanoparticles were incorporated in three distinct arrangements, considered as different stages of completion of a plasmonic back reflector (shown in Fig. 9), subsequently used as substrates for the deposition of 0.9 µm thick μc-Si:H.

Nanostructures for Light Trapping in Thin Film Solar Cells

Plasmonic structures can be integrated into thin film solar cells in at least three different configurations for light trapping structures that can significantly reduce the photovoltaic absorber layer physical thickness while maintaining their optical thickness constant, as shown in Figure 7.

Plasmonic light trapping in thin-film Si solar cells ...

Jan 12, 2012· In conventional thick Si solar cells, light trapping is typically achieved using a micron-sized pyramidal surface texture that causes scattering of light into the solar cell over a large angular range, thereby enhancing the effective path length in the cell . Such geometries are not suitable for thin-film cells, as the cell thickness is smaller than the texturing size and the greater surface area …

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Performance improvement of thin-film silicon solar cells ...

performance of thin-film silicon solar cells owing to the Solaritation of surface plasmon resonances and their resultant light trapping. Thanks to the employment of TiN nanogratings, the device ...

Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells with ...

Jul 02, 2012· Plasmonic light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells with improved self-assembled silver nanoparticles. Tan H, Santbergen R, Smets AH, Zeman M. Nano Lett, 12(8):4070-4076, 02 Jul 2012 Cited by: 68 articles | PMID: 22738234

Comparison of Ag and SiO2 Nanoparticles for Light Trapping ...

Plasmonic and photonic light trapping structures can significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells. This work presents an experimental and computational comparison of identically shaped metallic (Ag) and nonmetallic (SiO 2) nanoparticles integrated to the back contact of amorphous silicon solar cells.Our results show comparable performance for both samples, suggesting that minor ...

OSA | Design of nanostructured plasmonic back contacts for ...

We report on a plasmonic light-trapping concept based on localized surface plasmon polariton induced light scattering at nanostructured Ag back contacts of thin-film silicon solar cells. The electromagnetic interaction between incident light and localized surface plasmon polariton resonances in nanostructured Ag back contacts was simulated with a three-dimensional numerical solver of Maxwell ...

Light trapping in thin-film solar cell to enhance the ...

Oct 03, 2020· Thin-film solar cell have the potential to decrease the cost of photovoltaics but due to small thickness of active layer it becomes very challenging [18, 42].To address this issue, it becomes a necessity to design an efficient light-trapping mechanism [12, 43].Therefore, to attain our goal, surface-textured reflective surface with silver nanoparticle array embedded on Si solar has been investigated. …

(PDF) LIGHT TRAPPING IN THIN FILM PLASMONIC SOLAR CELLS ...

Proc. 25th EU-PVSEC Conference, Valencia, September 6-10, 2010 LIGHT TRAPPING IN THIN FILM PLASMONIC SOLAR CELLS V. E. Ferry1,2, M. A. Verschuuren, H. B. T. Li4, E. Verhagen1, R. J. Walters1, R. E. I. Schropp4, H. A. Atwater2, A. Polman1 1 FOM Institute AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2 California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd., …

Plasmonic Light Trapping in Thin-Film Solar Cells: Impact ...

We present a comparative study on numerical models used to predict the absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells due to the presence of structured back-reflectors Solariting, at specific wavelengths, hybrid plasmonic-photonic resonances. To evaluate the effectiveness of the analyzed models, they have been applied in a case study: starting from a U-shaped textured glass thin-film, µc-Si:H ...

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Advanced Light Trapping in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

POTENTIAL OF LIGHT TRAPPING IN THIN-FILM SILICON SOLAR CELLS . Computer simulations using advanced programs such as the ASA program from Delft University of Technology [22] and the Sunshine program from Ljubljana University [23] are a valuable tool to investigate the potential of light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells. Figure

Enhancing light trapping properties of thin film solar ...

Enhancing light trapping properties of thin film solar cells by plasmonic effect of silver nanoparticles. Jung J(1), Ha K, Cho J, Ahn S, Park H, Hussain SQ, Choi M, Yi J. Author information: (1)Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea.

Synergistic plasmonic and photonic crystal light-trapping ...

Synergistic plasmonic and photonic crystal light-trapping: architectures for optical up-conversion in thin-film solar cells Opt Express . 2014 Jan 13;22 Suppl 1:A1-12. doi: 10.1364/OE.22.0000A1.

Light trapping in a-Si:H thin film solar cells using ...

Jan 10, 2017· Both experimental results and finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations suggested that the geometry of the cell structure and the position of the nanoparticles within the BR have a higher influence on light trapping properties than the near-field plasmonic contribution for thin film silicon solar cells.

Plasmonic Thin Film Solar Cells | IntechOpen

Feb 24, 2016· 3. Plasmonic light trapping in thin film solar cells. Metallic nanoparticles placed on the top of a solar cell will scatter the incident sunlight to couple and trap freely propagating plane waves into the active absorbing thin film, by folding the light into the thin film.

On the interplay of cell thickness and optimum period of ...

Nov 27, 2015· Light trapping and photon management in honeycomb‐textured microcrystalline silicon solar cells are investigated experimentally and by modeling …

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Improved multicrystalline Si solar cells by light trapping ...

“Effective light trapping in polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells by means of rear localized surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 (26), 261109 (2010). 12.

Optimization of non-periodic plasmonic light-trapping ...

Jul 01, 2013· Optimization of non-periodic plasmonic light-trapping layers for thin-film solar cells. Ragip A. Pala 1, John S. Q. Liu 1, Edward S. Barnard 1, Daulet Askarov 1, Erik C. Garnett 1 …

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PLASMONIC LIGHT TRAPPING FOR THIN FILM A-SI:H …

Light trapping is a critical parameter for improving the efficiency of thin and ultrathin film silicon solar cells. Naturally, as the thickness of the active region is reduced, light trapping methods are necessary to offset the reduced photocurrent, particularly in the red portion of the spectrum [1].

OSA | Enhancing the driving field for plasmonic ...

The scattering cross-section of a plasmonic nanoparticle is proportional to the intensity of the electric field that drives the plasmon resonance. In this work we determine the driving field pattern throughout a complete thin-film silicon solar cell. Our simulations reveal that by tuning of the thicknesses of silicon and transparent conductive oxide layers the driving field intensity ...

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