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Zachary Oravec

How extensively have nanoparticles been tested in the field of solar cells?

I have seen research that has included silver nanoparticles placed in the wafers of Si. I’ve also seen GaN and GaAs mentioned in nanoparticle study, but havn’t seen the acual papers.

I was wondering if anyone knew particular research about including nanoparticles with these semiconductors or what other semiconductors that havn’t been researched with nanoparticle enhancements?

Thanks, Zach

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    Mohanad Zaki

    and in case the direct pdf document link is no longer accessible:

    “Enhanced semiconductor optical absorption via surface plasmon excitation in metal nanoparticles” by Schaadt et al.


    Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 063106 (2005); doi:10.1063/1.1855423

    http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v86/i6/p063106_s1?isAuthorized=no

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    Mohanad Zaki

    Hi,

    The stuff that you are looking is regarding plasmonics.

    The following paper details experimental results of the plasmonic enhancement of solar cells: http://etylab.ece.utexas.edu/pdfpubs/apl_feb05.pdf

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