Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Michael B. Ross, Martin G. Blaber, George C. Schatz

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Abstract

The unique absorption and scattering properties of metallic (typically silver or gold) nanoscale structures are dominated by their localized surface plasmon resonances, leading to strongly confined electromagnetic fields and unprecedented control over light at the nanoscale. The scattering properties of metal nanoparticles have recently been used to trap light within thin film inorganic solar cell devices to increase the effective optical density of the absorbing layer. Enhanced local fields have been utilized to enhance the photo-absorption cross-section of dye molecules in dye-sensitized solar cells. Here we will review the current state of the art in plasmon-enhanced dye-sensitized solar cells and comment on the challenges that must be addressed for the realization of next generation devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics
PublisherSpringer
Pages125-147
Number of pages23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameChallenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics
Volume15
ISSN (Print)2542-4491
ISSN (Electronic)2542-4483

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solar cells
dyes
Scattering
Density (optical)
Metal nanoparticles
Surface plasmon resonance
Silver
Gold
Electromagnetic fields
Solar cells
Coloring Agents
Dyes
optical density
photoabsorption
scattering
surface plasmon resonance
Thin films
absorption cross sections
Molecules
electromagnetic fields

Keywords

  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar cells
  • Surface plasmon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Ross, M. B., Blaber, M. G., & Schatz, G. C. (2013). Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. In Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics (pp. 125-147). (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics; Vol. 15). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7805-4_3

Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. / Ross, Michael B.; Blaber, Martin G.; Schatz, George C.

Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics. Springer, 2013. p. 125-147 (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics; Vol. 15).

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Ross, MB, Blaber, MG & Schatz, GC 2013, Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. in Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics. Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15, Springer, pp. 125-147. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7805-4_3
Ross MB, Blaber MG, Schatz GC. Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. In Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics. Springer. 2013. p. 125-147. (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7805-4_3
Ross, Michael B. ; Blaber, Martin G. ; Schatz, George C. / Plasmonically Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics. Springer, 2013. pp. 125-147 (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics).
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