Enhanced solar light absorption of graphene by interaction with anisole

M. Upadhyay Kahaly, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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We study suspended graphene in contact with the organic molecule anisole to analyse the implications of the interaction for the optical absorption, using first principle calculations. Because of a weak interaction multiple orientations of the molecule with respect to the graphene sheet are possible. A substantial enhancement of the optical absorption independent of the specific orientation is observed, which is promising for energy harvesting. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Oct 2014

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank SABIC for financial support. Computational resources have been provided by KAUST KSL.

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  • General Chemistry


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