Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells

Charge Generation and Recombination

  • Bo Wu
  • Nripan Mathews
  • Tze-Chien Sum

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology book sub series (BRIEFSNANOSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 1-23
  3. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 25-31
  4. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 33-46
  5. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 47-80
  6. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 81-100
  7. Bo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-Chien Sum
    Pages 101-106

About this book


This book explores the incorporation of plasmonic nanostructures into organic solar cells, which offers an attractive light trapping and absorption approach to enhance power conversion efficiencies. The authors review the latest advances in the field and discuss the characterization of these hybrid devices using a combination of optical and electrical probes. 

Transient optical spectroscopies such as transient absorption and transient photoluminescence spectroscopy offer powerful tools for observing charge carrier dynamics in plasmonic organic solar cells. In conjunction with device electrical characterizations, they provide unambiguous proof of the effect of the plasmonic nanostructures on the solar cells’ performance. 

However, there have been a number of controversies over the effects of such integration – where both enhanced and decreased performance have been reported. Importantly, the new insights into the photophysics and charge dynamics of plasmonic organic solar cells that these spectroscopy methods yield could be used to resolve these controversies and provide clear guidelines for device design and fabrication.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bo Wu
    • 1
  • Nripan Mathews
    • 2
  • Tze-Chien Sum
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2019-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2021-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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