9 March 2018 Interparticle coupling effect of silver-gold heterodimer to enhance light harvesting in ultrathin perovskite solar cell
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Abstract
Thin perovskite solar cells are under intensive interest since they reduce the amount of absorber layer, especially toxic lead in methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) devices and have wide application in semitransparent and tandem solar cells. However, due to the decrease of the layer thickness, thin perovskite devices with weak light-harvesting have poor performance. Moreover, the performance of plasmonic thin perovskite devices by incorporating noncoupling metal NPs cannot give comparable performance with normal devices. In this perspective, we discuss the implication of employing random silver-gold heterodimers in MAPbI3 solar cells with the aim of establishing some guidelines for the efficient ultrathin perovskite solar cells. This method induces an extraordinarily high light-harvesting for ultrathin perovskite film. And the underlying physical mechanism behind the enhanced absorption is deeply investigated by plasmon hybridization, dipolar–dipolar coupling method and FDTD simulation. We notice that perovskite embedded silver-gold heterodimer overcomes the vanished antibonding plasmon resononse (σ  *  ) in nonjunction area of gold/silver homodimer. A 150-nm perovskite film with embedded random silver-gold heterodimers with 80 nm size and 25 nm gap distance processes 28.15% absorption enhancement compared to the reference film, which is higher than the reported 10% for gold homodimers. And we also predict a realistic solution-processed, easy, and low-cost fabrication method, which provide a means to realize highly efficient ultrathin perovskite solar cell including other absorber-based photovoltaics.
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Zhaosheng Hu, Tingli Ma, Shuzi Hayase, "Interparticle coupling effect of silver-gold heterodimer to enhance light harvesting in ultrathin perovskite solar cell," Journal of Photonics for Energy 8(1), 015502 (9 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.8.015502 . Submission: Received: 27 December 2017; Accepted: 15 February 2018
Received: 27 December 2017; Accepted: 15 February 2018; Published: 9 March 2018
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