Jointly Tuned Plasmonic–Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshells

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Title:
Jointly Tuned Plasmonic–Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshells
Authors:
Paz-Soldan, Daniel; Lee, Anna; Thon, Susanna M.; Adachi, Michael M.; Dong, Haopeng; Maraghechi, Pouya; Yuan, Mingjian; Labelle, André J.; Hoogland, Sjoerd; Liu, Kun; Kumacheva, Eugenia; Sargent, Edward H.
Abstract:
Recent advances in spectrally tuned, solution-processed plasmonic nanoparticles have provided unprecedented control over light's propagation and absorption via engineering at the nanoscale. Simultaneous parallel progress in colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics offers the potential for low-cost, large-area solar power; however, these devices suffer from poor quantum efficiency in the more weakly absorbed infrared portion of the sun's spectrum. Here, we report a plasmonic-excitonic solar cell that combines two classes of solution-processed infrared materials that we tune jointly. We show through experiment and theory that a plasmonic-excitonic design using gold nanoshells with optimized single particle scattering-to-absorption cross-section ratios leads to a strong enhancement in near-field absorption and a resultant 35% enhancement in photocurrent in the performance-limiting near-infrared spectral region. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Citation:
Paz-Soldan D, Lee A, Thon SM, Adachi MM, Dong H, et al. (2013) Jointly Tuned Plasmonic–Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshells. Nano Lett 13: 1502–1508. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl304604y.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Nano Letters
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-11-009-21
Issue Date:
10-Apr-2013
DOI:
10.1021/nl304604y
PubMed ID:
23444829
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1530-6984; 1530-6992
Sponsors:
This publication is based in part on work supported by an award (KUS-11-009-21) from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), by the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The authors thank I. Kramer, E. Palmiano, R. Wolowiec and D. Kopilovic for their help during the course of the study. H.D. would like to acknowledge financial support from China Scholarship Council (CSC).
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dc.contributor.authorPaz-Soldan, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorThon, Susanna M.en
dc.contributor.authorAdachi, Michael M.en
dc.contributor.authorDong, Haopengen
dc.contributor.authorMaraghechi, Pouyaen
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Mingjianen
dc.contributor.authorLabelle, André J.en
dc.contributor.authorHoogland, Sjoerden
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Kunen
dc.contributor.authorKumacheva, Eugeniaen
dc.contributor.authorSargent, Edward H.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:34:24Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:34:24Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04-10en
dc.identifier.citationPaz-Soldan D, Lee A, Thon SM, Adachi MM, Dong H, et al. (2013) Jointly Tuned Plasmonic–Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshells. Nano Lett 13: 1502–1508. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl304604y.en
dc.identifier.issn1530-6984en
dc.identifier.issn1530-6992en
dc.identifier.pmid23444829en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/nl304604yen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598684en
dc.description.abstractRecent advances in spectrally tuned, solution-processed plasmonic nanoparticles have provided unprecedented control over light's propagation and absorption via engineering at the nanoscale. Simultaneous parallel progress in colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics offers the potential for low-cost, large-area solar power; however, these devices suffer from poor quantum efficiency in the more weakly absorbed infrared portion of the sun's spectrum. Here, we report a plasmonic-excitonic solar cell that combines two classes of solution-processed infrared materials that we tune jointly. We show through experiment and theory that a plasmonic-excitonic design using gold nanoshells with optimized single particle scattering-to-absorption cross-section ratios leads to a strong enhancement in near-field absorption and a resultant 35% enhancement in photocurrent in the performance-limiting near-infrared spectral region. © 2013 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based in part on work supported by an award (KUS-11-009-21) from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), by the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The authors thank I. Kramer, E. Palmiano, R. Wolowiec and D. Kopilovic for their help during the course of the study. H.D. would like to acknowledge financial support from China Scholarship Council (CSC).en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectColloidal quantum dotsen
dc.subjectlocalized surface plasmonsen
dc.subjectnanoshellsen
dc.subjectnear-fielden
dc.subjectphotovoltaicsen
dc.titleJointly Tuned Plasmonic–Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNano Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Toronto, Toronto, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionTsinghua University, Beijing, Chinaen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-11-009-21en

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