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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Metallic Au and ReO3 Nanoparticles on the Performance of Silicon Solar Cells

Bhat, Venkataprasad S and Krupanidhi, SB and Rao, CNR (2010) A Comparative Study of the Effect of Metallic Au and ReO3 Nanoparticles on the Performance of Silicon Solar Cells. In: Applied Physics Express, 3 (11).

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Abstract

The influence of gold (similar to 35 nm diameter) as well as ReO3 (similar to 17 nm diameter) nanoparticles placed atop silicon photovoltaic devices on absorption and photocurrent generation has been investigated. The nanoparticles improve the power transmission into the semiconductor and consequently, the photocurrent response at wavelengths corresponding to plasmon absorption. An increase in short circuit current up to 4.5% under simulated solar irradiation was observed with the ReO3 nanoparticles, while the gold nanoparticles showed enhancements up to 6.5%. The increase in photocurrent is observed at wavelengths corresponding to the maxima in the surface plasmon resonance absorption spectra. (C) 2010 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Pure and Applied Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 10:28
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2010 10:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34471

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