Light Harvesting Nanomaterials

Metal Nanoparticle Induced Light-Trapping for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

Author(s): Brijesh Tripathi and Manoj Kumar

Pp: 3-20 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059584115010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


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.

Keywords: Design, fabrication and characterization, light absorption, light trapping, metal nanoparticle, simulation, solar photovoltaic cell.

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