Optical enhancement effects of plasmonic nanostructures on organic photovoltaic cells

Hui Joon Park, L. Jay Guo

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© 2015 Hui Joon Park and L. Jay Guo. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Chinese Chemical Society and Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved. In this article, the optical enhancement effects of plasmonic nanostructures on OPV cells were reviewed as an effective way to resolve the mismatch problems between the short exciton diffusion length in organic semiconductors (around 10 nm) and the large thickness required to fully absorb sunlight (e.g. hundreds of nanometers). Especially, the performances of OPVs with plasmonic nanoparticles in photoactive and buffer layers and with periodic nanostructures were investigated. Furthermore, nanoimprint lithography-based nanofabrication processes that can easily control the dimension and uniformity of structures for large-area and uniform plasmonic nanostructures were demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-425
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: LJG acknowledges the partial support of this work by NSF and KAUST. HJP acknowledges the partial support by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (No. 2014R1A1A2056403). The authors would like to thank Dr. Ting Xu at National Institute of Standards and Technology for help with optical calculation for metal nanograting structure.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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