Increasing the efficiency of organic solar cells using dielectric spherical nanoparticles
1 International Laser Center and Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 Kolmogorov School, Lomonosov State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
3 Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, 108840 Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 13 December 2016
In this paper we review recent progress in using plasmonic nanoparticles for improving efficiency of the organic photovoltaic (PV) cells with embedded plasmonic nanoparticles. Specifically, we discuss how the plasmonic nanoparticles can be used for guiding and concentrating the light for enhanced absorption, paying attention to both fundamentals and design considerations, as well as to realization of the broadband plasmonic scattering to better utilize the incoming solar spectrum. Plus to that, we discuss potential advantages of using dielectric nanoparticles in PV solar cells.
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