Quantification of Efficient Plasmonic Hot-Electron Injection in Gold Nanoparticle-TiO2 Films.


Excitation of localized surface plasmons in metal nanostructures generates hot electrons that can be transferred to an adjacent semiconductor, greatly enhancing the potential light-harvesting capabilities of photovoltaic and photocatalytic devices. Typically, the external quantum efficiency of these hot-electron devices is too low for practical applications… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02366


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