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Article: Optical and electrical effects of gold nanoparticles in the active layer of polymer solar cells

TitleOptical and electrical effects of gold nanoparticles in the active layer of polymer solar cells
Authors
KeywordsActive Layer
Au nanoparticle
Gold Nanoparticles
Localized surface plasmon resonance
Optical and electrical properties
Issue Date2012
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/jm/index.asp
Citation
Journal Of Materials Chemistry, 2012, v. 22 n. 3, p. 1206-1211 How to Cite?
AbstractThe effects of Au nanoparticles (NPs) incorporated into the active layer of polymer solar cells (PSCs) with a newly synthesized donor polymer are investigated in detail. Our work shows that localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) introduced by the metallic NPs can experimentally and theoretically enhance the light absorption in the active layer of PSCs because the strong LSPR near field mainly distributes laterally along the active layer. The understanding can be applied to other metallic NP incorporated organic solar cells. Meanwhile, our results show that electrical properties can counter-diminish the optical enhancement from LSPR and thus reduce the overall performance improvement. It is important that both optical and electrical properties need to be studied and optimized simultaneously for achieving improved power conversion efficiency. The study contributes to better understanding the uses of Au NPs for enhancing PSC performances. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146869
ISSN
2013 Impact Factor: 6.626
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.540
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
UGC of University of Hong Kong400897
Hong Kong Research Grants Council from the Research Grants Council of the HK Special Administrative Region, China712108
712010
Natural Science Foundation of China50990065
51010003
51073058
20904011
Ministry of Science and Technology, China (MOST)2009CB623601
South China University of Technology2009220012
Funding Information:

This work is supported by UGC grant (#400897) of the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Research Grants Council (HKU#712108 and HKU#712010) from the Research Grants Council of the HK Special Administrative Region, China. Huang would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 50990065, 51010003, 51073058 and 20904011), the Ministry of Science and Technology, China (MOST) National Research Project (no. 2009CB623601) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, South China University of Technology (no. 2009220012).

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dc.contributor.authorChoy, WCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, DDSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSha, WEIen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXie, FXen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCao, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:43:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Materials Chemistry, 2012, v. 22 n. 3, p. 1206-1211en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0959-9428en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146869-
dc.description.abstractThe effects of Au nanoparticles (NPs) incorporated into the active layer of polymer solar cells (PSCs) with a newly synthesized donor polymer are investigated in detail. Our work shows that localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) introduced by the metallic NPs can experimentally and theoretically enhance the light absorption in the active layer of PSCs because the strong LSPR near field mainly distributes laterally along the active layer. The understanding can be applied to other metallic NP incorporated organic solar cells. Meanwhile, our results show that electrical properties can counter-diminish the optical enhancement from LSPR and thus reduce the overall performance improvement. It is important that both optical and electrical properties need to be studied and optimized simultaneously for achieving improved power conversion efficiency. The study contributes to better understanding the uses of Au NPs for enhancing PSC performances. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/jm/index.aspen_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectActive Layer-
dc.subjectAu nanoparticle-
dc.subjectGold Nanoparticles-
dc.subjectLocalized surface plasmon resonance-
dc.subjectOptical and electrical properties-
dc.titleOptical and electrical effects of gold nanoparticles in the active layer of polymer solar cellsen_HK
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