Metal Nanoparticle Induced Light-Trapping for Solar Photovoltaic Applications
Pp. 3-20 (18)
Brijesh Tripathi and Manoj Kumar
A complete treatment of the design, simulation, fabrication and
characterization of metal nanoparticles and metal nanoparticle embedded structures is
presented in this chapter. This treatment reveals that the metal nanoparticles play an
important role in improving light absorption in the solar photovoltaic cell. This improves
the understanding towards a promising approach to get better light trapping in solar
photovoltaic cells and to enhance the power output from such a device. The examples
presented here broaden the understanding of light trapping schemes and their effects.
Design, fabrication and characterization, light absorption, light
trapping, metal nanoparticle, simulation, solar photovoltaic cell.
School of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar - 382007, India.