Plasmonic Yolk-Shell Nano Structures for Solar Cells Absorbance Enhancement

AbdelAziz, H. H., T. A. Ali, and N. A. D. I. A. H. RAFAT, "Plasmonic Yolk-Shell Nano Structures for Solar Cells Absorbance Enhancement", {IOP} Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 956: {IOP} Publishing, pp. 012018, oct, 2020.


In this research we study the enhancement in power absorbance of thin film silicon solar cells by plasmonic yolk-shell (YS) nano particles. Plasmonic YS nano particles are simulated on top/bottom position of thin film Si layers. We suggest different structures of YS and simulate the behaviour of such structures using a FDTD simulations. We calculate the limiting photocurrent taking into consideration the enhanced absorbance of the cell. The simulation results show multi-peaked and broad band power absorbance enhancement all over the solar spectrum. The power absorbance enhanced into solar cell by 64% over planar ultra-thin 300 nm Si cell.



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