Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells: Charge Generation And Recombination by Bo WuPlasmonic Organic Solar Cells: Charge Generation And Recombination by Bo Wu

Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells: Charge Generation And Recombination

byBo Wu, Nripan Mathews, Tze-chien Sum

Paperback | October 13, 2016

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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.
Dr. Tze-Chien Sum is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where he leads the Femtosecond Dynamics Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the National University of Singapore, where he worked on the development of proton beam writing for photon...
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Title:Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells: Charge Generation And RecombinationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 13, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811020191

ISBN - 13:9789811020193

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Surface Plasmon Resonance.- Characterization Techniques.- Plasmonic Entities within the Charge Transporting Layer.- Plasmonic Entities within the Active Layer.- Concluding Remarks.