Tuning of Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Enhancing Solar Cell Efficiency

  • Somik Chakravarty
  • Lingeswaran Arunagiri
  • Shiv Chaudhary
  • Abhishek Verma
  • V. K. Jain
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Plasmonic nanoparticles based thin film solar cells plays a crucial role in designing the current breed of third generation solar cells. To decrease the material cost for economic viability without compromising on absorption efficiency, it is necessary to use the light scattering and trapping properties of such kind of solar cells. In our recent work, we analyzed the optical properties of silver nanoparticles formed using Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA) and compared the experimental results with Mie scattering theory.

Keywords

Rapid thermal annealing Silver Island films Nanoparticles Surface plasmon Solar cells Mie scattering Light trapping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somik Chakravarty
    • 1
  • Lingeswaran Arunagiri
    • 1
  • Shiv Chaudhary
    • 1
  • Abhishek Verma
    • 1
  • V. K. Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Advance Research and Studies (Materials & Devices)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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