Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells

Stacey D. Standridge, George C Schatz, Joseph T Hupp

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Abstract

When plasmonic particles interact with light, a greatly increased electromagnetic field is produced in the vicinity of the particle. We utilize this property to increase the absorption cross-section of dye molecules in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Plasmonic silver nanoparticles were attached to conductive glass, coated with a thin conformal film of TiO2 by atomic layer deposition, and sensitized with a ruthenium dye. Intensity modulated photovoltage spectroscopy was employed to determine electron lifetime, τn, and steady state current density versus potential measurements were used to determine cell performance as characterized by the short-circuit current density, Jsc, and open-circuit voltage, Voc. Preliminary results show that solar cells with incorporated plasmonic nanoparticles have larger Jsc and Voc than the analogous cells without the nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007

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Other233rd ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/25/073/29/07

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Nanoparticles
Coloring Agents
Current density
Ruthenium
Atomic layer deposition
Open circuit voltage
Silver
Short circuit currents
Electromagnetic fields
Solar cells
Spectroscopy
Glass
Molecules
Electrons
Dye-sensitized solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Standridge, S. D., Schatz, G. C., & Hupp, J. T. (2007). Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells. / Standridge, Stacey D.; Schatz, George C; Hupp, Joseph T.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.

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Standridge, SD, Schatz, GC & Hupp, JT 2007, Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, 3/25/07.
Standridge SD, Schatz GC, Hupp JT. Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007
Standridge, Stacey D. ; Schatz, George C ; Hupp, Joseph T. / Plasmon amplified absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.
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