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Role of surface metal nanoparticles on the absorption in solar cells.
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PMID:  22344133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The effect of absorption enhancement with metallic nanoparticles on solar cell surfaces is often confused with various optical processes. In this work, the effective absorption rates in the active materials of solar cells are explicitly calculated including all possible factors. The results show that, although the total absorption is highly enhanced in general, the effective absorption in the active region is not much enhanced and even strongly reduced in the blue-violet regime. As the solar spectrum is considered, the integrated absorbed power in the solar cell materials is shown to be similar for structures with or without metallic nanoparticles.
Authors:
Zhijun Sun; Xiaoliu Zuo; Ying Yang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1539-4794     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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