Grant: $316,900 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 11, 2009
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Award Description: We propose to incorporate layers of metal nanoshells from solution deposition methods between two polymer solar cells layers. The metal nanoshells have a larger absorption coefficient than any organic and can therefore absorb more of the Sun’s light. The plasmon excitation at the metal surface creates a high local oscillating electric field that will increase the probability of charge separation in the organic layer and thereby increase the IQE. Finally, in a tandem device structure, higher energy photons can be extracted at a higher potential, which also increases the power efficiency. This award is shared with a co-principal investigator, who will fabricate ordered mono layers of plasmonic nanoparticles and incorporate them into devices, and Prof. Osterloh who will synthesize plasmonic nanoparticles with tuned absorbances and with tuned surface properties for incorporation into all of the samples.
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