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Improving light absorption in organic solar cells by plasmonic contribution
Abstract Plasmonic phenomenon inside the materials composing an organic solar cell based on a photoactive poly(2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene):(6,6)-phenyl-C 61Expand
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Study of Optical Properties and Molecular Aggregation of Conjugated Low Band Gap Copolymers: PTB7 and PTB7-Th
A comparative study of the optical properties of two well-known copolymers for photovoltaic applications, the PTB7 and the PTB7-Th, is presented. This study contributes to the understanding of theExpand
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Optical-electrical simulation of organic solar cells: Influence of light trapping by photonic crystal and ZnO spacer on electrical characteristics
This paper deals with organic solar cells (OSC) simulation using finite element method. Optical modeling is performed via finite difference time domain method whilst the continuity and Poisson’sExpand
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Electrostatic-Driven Activity, Loading, Dynamics, and Stability of a Redox Enzyme on Functionalized-Gold Electrodes for Bioelectrocatalysis
The oxygen reduction reaction is the limiting step in fuel cells, and many works are in progress to find efficient cathode catalysts. Among them, bilirubin oxidases are copper-based enzymes thatExpand
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Interplay between orientation at electrodes and copper activation of Thermus thermophilus laccase for O2 reduction.
Multicopper oxidases (MCOs) catalyze the oxidation of a variety of substrates while reducing oxygen into water through four copper atoms. As an additional feature, some MCOs display an enhancedExpand
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Slow Bloch modes for enhancing the absorption of light in thin films for photovoltaic cells
This paper deals with the improvement of “light harvesting” in photovoltaic cells by using photonic nanostructures. We theoretically study a poly-3-hexylthiophene/[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methylExpand
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Interplay of Optical, Morphological, and Electronic Effects of ZnO Optical Spacers in Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells
Optical spacers based on metal oxide layers have been intensively studied in poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) based polymer solar cells for optimizing light distribution inside the device, but to dateExpand
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Intrinsic absorption of plasmonic structures for organic solar cells
Abstract A detailed parametric study of the influence of silver nanospheres on the optical absorption of a poly [2-methoxy-5-(2-ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene–vinylene]: 6,6-phenyl C 61 -butyric acidExpand
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Ligand‐Free Synthesis of Aluminum‐Doped Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals and their Use as Optical Spacers in Color‐Tuned Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells
The color of polymer solar cells using an opaque electrode is given by the reflected light, which depends on the composition and thickness of each layer of the device. Metal-oxide-based opticalExpand
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Light harvesting in organic solar cells
We present a methodology which allows designing photonic crystals slabs (PCs) able to couple incident light into "slow Bloch modes" (SBMs) and dealing with their incorporation in an organic solarExpand
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