Scattering analysis of silver nanoparticles for solar cell applications using integral equations

Ismail Enes Uysal, Huseyin Arda Ulku, Hakan Bagci, Oguz Gulseren

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Plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) can be used to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Analysis of electromagnetic scattering from NPs is often carried out under the assumptions that they reside in air and have “ideal” shapes (sphere, cube, etc.) However, in a realistic setup, nanoparticles are fabricated on a substrate and their shape and size cannot be controlled precisely. In this work, a surface integral equation solver is used to accurately characterize the scattering from a realistic system, where silver hemispheres of varying sizes are fabricated on an indium tin-oxide substrate. Results obtained by the solver are compared to the experimental results obtained for a similar system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium (ACES)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9780996007870
StatePublished - May 24 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work is partially supported by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under the Grant No. 115F099. The authors I. E. Uysal and O. Gulseren would like to thank TUBITAK-ARDEB for their support.


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