Broadband efficiency enhancement in quantum dot solar cells coupled with multispiked plasmonic nanostars

  title={Broadband efficiency enhancement in quantum dot solar cells coupled with multispiked plasmonic nanostars},
  author={Jiang Wu and Jiang Wu and P. Yu and Andrei S. Susha and Kimberly A. Sablon and Haiyuan Chen and Zhihua Zhou and Handong Li and Haining Ji and Xiaobin Niu and Alexander O. Govorov and Andrey L. Rogach and Zhiming M. Wang},
  journal={Nano Energy},

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