During the journey of finishing my phd work and realizing this thesis, many challenges existed my supervisors, colleagues, friends and family always supported me to overcome all of them here i would like to express my acknowledgement to them: first and foremost, i would like to thank my supervisor. Based on these considerations, the thesis also aims at investigating the effect of thin tio2 seed layer, tio2 nanorod array length, and thermal annealing of pbs/ cds core- shell qds on the performance of the dbh solar cell devices as a means of increasing absorption of light, plasmonic nanoparticles have attracted. Light trapping in plasmonic solar cells thesis by vivian eleanor ferry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy california institute of technology pasadena, california 2011 (defended may 6, 2011). Light trapping in thin film a-si:h solar cells with reflective and plasmonic nanostructured back contacts nanorod synthesis combined with fdtd simulations and optimizations for nanostructured solar cells perrier, dl (2013) faculty of science theses (master thesis) abstract solar energy is a promising renewable. Silicon photovoltaic devices with plasmonic perfect meta – absorbers, open access dissertation michigan technological advances in plasmonic light trapping in thin-film solar photovoltaic devices 2 21 introduction 23 plasmonics for improved photovoltaic cells optical properties. Is required the subsequent section will discuss the theory behind plasmon enhancement in order to provide the necessary background for the experiments described later in this thesis plasmonics for dye-sensitized solar cells a plasmon is a collective movement of charges about the surface of a metal. Title: coupling of luminescent solar concentrators to plasmonic solar cells authors: wang, shu-yi affiliation: aa(rensselaer polytechnic institute) publication: proquest dissertations and theses thesis (phd)--rensselaer polytechnic institute, 2014 publication number: aat 3643557 isbn: 9781321312836 source:.
Cells and/or insufficient efficiency make them still often loose in the energy market competition this thesis explores novel concepts for solar cell research, enabled by advances in nanotechnology, specifically applying the phenomenon called plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles, to study and improve thin-‐film solar. Plasmonic architectures in organic solar cells the role of the metallic nanostructure geometry on the dominant light-trapping mechanism is assessed for various size domains and optimum architectures are identified when implemented according to the findings of this thesis, light- trapping will have the. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in doctor of philosophy bauld, reginald j, organic solar cells: electrodes, performance enhancement and degradation mechanisms (2014) electronic to fabricate au nanoparticle layers on indium tin oxide which were then utilized as plasmonic. Deficiencies can be overcome by employing nanospheres with a silver core and silica shell through experimentation supported by simulations, this thesis outlines how these plasmonic nanostructures can be applied to significantly improve the performance thin- film solar cells through experimentation supported by.
Sesuraj, rufina (2014) plasmonic mirror for light-trapping in thin film solar cells university of southampton, physical sciences and engineering, doctoral thesis, 160pp an 820% efficient thin n-i-p c-si:h solar cell, with the plasmonic mirror integrated at the rear, has been successfully fabricated. Light trapping with plasmonic back contacts in thin-film silicon solar cells von der fakultät für mathematik, informatik und naturwissenschaften der rwth aachen university zur erlangung des akademischen grades eines doktors der naturwissenschaften genehmigte. Tackle the negative effect in the au nps plasmonic application then, a comparison of identically shaped metallic (al, au and ag) and nonmetallic (sio2) nps integrated to the back contact of amorphous thin film silicon solar cells were investigated to solve a controversy issue in literature the result indicates that parasitic.
Abstract of thesis entitled plasmonic-enhanced organic solar cells submitted by xuanhua li for the degree of doctor of philosophy at the university of hong kong in january 2014 organic solar cells (oscs) have recently attracted considerable research interest however, there is a mismatch between their optical. Recombination, maximizing charge collection in this thesis, the focus is only on improving the optical properties of silicon photovoltaics these included the integration of light trapping nanostructures that supports either surface plasmons (plasmonics)13-19 or photonic effects20-24 in thin film solar cells and the investigation. C hägglund, nanoparticle plasmon influence on the charge carrier generation in solar cells, doctoral thesis (chalmers university of technology, göteborg, 2008) 5 j j sakurai, modern quantum mechanics, revised ed (addison- wesley publishing company, reading massachusetts, 1994) 6 c hägglund, m zäch.
Gratings for plasmonic polymer solar cells by jimmy zhan, bsceng a thesis submitted to the graduate program in physics, engineering physics, and astronomy in conformity with the requirements for the degree of master of applied science queen's university. Randomly textured transparent substrate and a highly reflective rear contact obtaining new alternative approaches for light management in a-si:h thin film solar cells is a great challenge in this thesis, i propose to use plasmonic metal nanoparticles to enhance the light absorption in a-si:h thin film solar.
In recent years, metallic nanoparticles have been shown to enhance absorption in a solar cell through surface plasmon-related e_ects : pillai s surface plasmons for enhanced thin-film silicon solar cells and light emitting diodes phd thesis school of photovoltaic & renewable energy engineering, unsw 2007 [ 5. Plasmonic enhancement in pbs quantum dot solar cells prakash uprety a thesis submitted to the graduate college of bowling green state university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science august 2014 committee: mikhail zamkov, advisor haowen xi. Organic solar cells yang qingyi a thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy principal supervisor: prof optical principles of light scattering, surface plasmon polaritons (spps), localized plasmon resonance, contributing to the broadband light absorption enhancement.