14 March 2016 Organic photovoltaic with various plasmonic nanostructures using titanium nitride
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We demonstrate absorption improvement in organic solar cells due to the incorporation of TiN nanopatterned back electrode. Organic solar cells (OSC) have already reached 10% power conversion efficiency (PCE), which made them comparable to commercial solar cells. Localizing light using plasmonic nanostructures has the potential to overcome OSC absorption limitations and thus further improve their PCE. Using a C-MOS compatible, cheap and abundant material for light trapping could facilitate the commercialization of OSC. This work theoretically shows that the replacement of Ag nanopatterned back electrode with TiN in plasmonic OSC gives enhanced performance. In addition, the incorporation of TiN nanoparticles inside the active layer has been studied and analyzed.
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Sara Magdi, Qiaoqiang Gan, Mohamed A. Swillam, "Organic photovoltaic with various plasmonic nanostructures using titanium nitride", Proc. SPIE 9743, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices V, 97431H (14 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214099; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2214099
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