Special Section on Hot Carrier Energy Harvesting and Conversion

Plasmonic nanostructures for electronic designs of photovoltaic devices: plasmonic hot-carrier photovoltaic architectures and plasmonic electrode structures

[+] Author Affiliations
Tong Zhang, Xiao-Yang Zhang

Southeast University, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Joint International Research Laboratory of Information Display and Visualization, Sipailou 2, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210096, China

Southeast University, Ministry of Education, School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Micro-Inertial Instrument and Advanced Navigation Technology, Sipailou 2, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210096, China

Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou Key Laboratory of Metal Nano-Optoelectronic Technology, No. 399, Linquan Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou 215123, China

Dan Su

Southeast University, Ministry of Education, School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Micro-Inertial Instrument and Advanced Navigation Technology, Sipailou 2, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210096, China

Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou Key Laboratory of Metal Nano-Optoelectronic Technology, No. 399, Linquan Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou 215123, China

Ruo-Zhou Li, Shan-Jiang Wang, Feng Shan, Jia-Jia Xu

Southeast University, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Joint International Research Laboratory of Information Display and Visualization, Sipailou 2, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210096, China

Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou Key Laboratory of Metal Nano-Optoelectronic Technology, No. 399, Linquan Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou 215123, China

J. Photon. Energy. 6(4), 042504 (Jul 15, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.6.042504
History: Received April 30, 2016; Accepted June 29, 2016
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Abstract.  The tunable and amazing properties of plasmonic nanostructures have received significant attentions in the fields of solar energy conversion. Plasmonic nanostructures provide pathways to directly convert solar energy into electric energy by hot-carrier generation. They can also serve as economical electrodes for high-efficient carrier collection. Both have promising potential for manufacturing new generation solar cells. Here, we review recent advances in plasmonic nanostructures for electronic designs of photovoltaic devices and specially focus on plasmonic hot-carrier photovoltaic architectures and plasmonic electrode structures. Technical challenges toward low-cost and high-performance plasmonics-based solar cells are also discussed.

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Tong Zhang ; Dan Su ; Ruo-Zhou Li ; Shan-Jiang Wang ; Feng Shan, et al.
"Plasmonic nanostructures for electronic designs of photovoltaic devices: plasmonic hot-carrier photovoltaic architectures and plasmonic electrode structures", J. Photon. Energy. 6(4), 042504 (Jul 15, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.6.042504


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