Plasmonic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

I-Kang Ding, Jia Zhu, Wenshan Cai, Soo-Jin Moon, Ning Cai, Peng Wang, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Mark L. Brongersma, Yi Cui, Michael D. McGehee

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This image presents a scanning electron microscopy image of solid state dye-sensitized solar cell with a plasmonic back reflector, overlaid with simulated field intensity plots when monochromatic light is incident on the device. Plasmonic back reflectors, which consist of 2D arrays of silver nanodomes, can enhance absorption through excitation of plasmonic modes and increased light scattering, as reported by Michael D. McGehee, Yi Cui, and co-workers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 14 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: I- K. D. and J. Z. contributed equally to this work. This publication was partially based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Y.C. acknowledges the partial support from U.S. Department of Energy under the Award Number DE-FG36-08GOI8004. W. C. and M. L. B. also wish to acknowledge Department of Energy for partial support of this work. N.C. and P.W. are grateful to the National Key Scientific Program (No. 2007CB936700) and the National Science Foundation of China (No. 50973105) for financial support. We thank Professor Shan X. Wang, Dr. Chris M. Earhart and Mingliang Zhang for assistance with nanoimprint lithography, Eric T. Hoke for assistance with external quantum efficiency measurements, and Professor Henry J. Snaith for helpful discussions.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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