Understanding the plasmonic properties of dewetting formed Ag nanoparticles for large area solar cell applications.

Authors:
Dr. Alpan Bek, PhD
Dr. Alpan Bek, PhD
Middle East Technical University
Associate Professor
Nano-Optics, plasmonics
Ankara | Turkey
Gursoy B Akguc
Gursoy B Akguc
The University of Texas at Austin
United States

Opt Express 2013 Jul;21(15):18344-53

Department of Physics Bilkent University, Bilkent 06800 Ankara, Turkey.

The effects of substrates with technological interest for solar cell industry are examined on the plasmonic properties of Ag nanoparticles fabricated by dewetting technique. Both surface matching (boundary element) and propagator (finite difference time domain) methods are used in numerical simulations to describe plasmonic properties and to interpret experimental data. The uncertainty on the locations of nanoparticles by the substrate in experiment is explained by the simulations of various Ag nanoparticle configurations. The change in plasmon resonance due to the location of nanoparticles with respect to the substrate, interactions among them, their shapes, and sizes as well as dielectric properties of substrate are discussed theoretically and implications of these for the experiment are deliberated.

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