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Title: Surface plasmon-enhanced photovoltaic device

Abstract

Photovoltaic devices are driven by intense photoemission of "hot" electrons from a suitable nanostructured metal. The metal should be an electron source with surface plasmon resonance within the visible and near-visible spectrum range (near IR to near UV (about 300 to 1000 nm)). Suitable metals include silver, gold, copper and alloys of silver, gold and copper with each other. Silver is particularly preferred for its advantageous opto-electronic properties in the near UV and visible spectrum range, relatively low cost, and simplicity of processing.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160133
Patent Number(s):
8853526
Application Number:
12/663,503
Assignee:
The Regents of The University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Jul 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Kostecki, Robert, and Mao, Samuel. Surface plasmon-enhanced photovoltaic device. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Kostecki, Robert, & Mao, Samuel. Surface plasmon-enhanced photovoltaic device. United States.
Kostecki, Robert, and Mao, Samuel. Tue . "Surface plasmon-enhanced photovoltaic device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160133.
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