Scattering analysis of silver nanoparticles for solar cell applications using integral equations

Ismail Enes Uysal, Huseyin Arda Ulku, Hakan Bagci, Oguz Gulseren

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Abstract

Plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) can be used to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Analysis of electromagnetic scattering from NPs is often carried out under the assumptions that they reside in air and have 'ideal' shapes (sphere, cube, etc.) However, in a realistic setup, nanoparticles are fabricated on a substrate and their shape and size cannot be controlled precisely. In this work, a surface integral equation solver is used to accurately characterize the scattering from a realistic system, where silver hemispheres of varying sizes are fabricated on an indium tin-oxide substrate. Results obtained by the solver are compared to the experimental results obtained for a similar system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium in Denver, ACES-Denver 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780996007870
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2018
Event2018 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium in Denver, ACES-Denver 2018 - Denver, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2018Mar 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium in Denver, ACES-Denver 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium in Denver, ACES-Denver 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period03/25/1803/29/18

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic scattering
  • plasmonics
  • solar cell
  • surface integral equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Numerical Analysis

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