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IWT-SBO: PolySpec

Full Name: Nanostructured polymer photovoltaic devices for efficient solar spectrum harvesting

Duration: 1/1/2008-1/1/2012 (Finished)


  • UHasselt
  • IMEC
  • UGent
  • UA
  • KUL

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Publications in the framework of this project (9)

    International Journals

  1. Bjoern Niesen, Barry P. Rand, Pol Van Dorpe, David Cheyns, H. Shen, B. Maes, Paul Heremans, Near-Field Interactions between Metal Nanoparticle Surface Plasmons and Molecular Excitons in Thin-Films. Part I: Absorption, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, p.24206-24214 doi:10.1021/jp305892e (2012)  Download this Publication (2.3MB).
  2. A. Abass, K. Quang Le, A. Alu, M. Burgelman, B. Maes, Dual-interface gratings for broadband absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells, Physical Review B, 85(11), p.115449 doi:10.1103/physrevb.85.115449 (2012)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
  3. K. Quang Le, A. Abass, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, Andrea Alu, Comparing plasmonic and dielectric gratings for absorption enhancement in thin-film organic solar cells, Optics Express, 20(S1), p.A39-A50 doi:10.1364/oe.20.000a39 (2012)  Download this Publication (1.2MB).
  4. A. Abass, H. Shen, P. Bienstman, B. Maes, Angle insensitive enhancement of organic solar cells using metallic gratings, Journal of Applied Physics, 109, p.023111 doi:10.1063/1.3533980 (2011)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
      International Conferences

    1. H. Shen, B. Maes, Combined Plasmonic Gratings in Thin Organic Solar Cells, Photonics Prague 2011, Czech Republic, p.73 (2011)  Download this Publication (8KB).
    2. B. Maes, A. Abass, H. Shen, P. Bienstman, Plasmonic absorption enhancement in organic photovoltaics, ICTON (invited), Germany, p.We.A2.5 doi:10.1109/icton.2010.5549053 (2010)  Download this Publication (136KB).
    3. A. Abass, H. Shen, P. Bienstman, B. Maes, Increasing Polymer Solar Cell Efficiency with Triangular Silver Gratings, Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) (invited), Germany, p.PWA5 doi:10.1364/pv.2010.pwa5 (2010)  Download this Publication (159KB).
    4. K. Quang Le, A. Abass, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, Analytical study of enhanced optical absorption of molecules near silver nanoparticles, Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV), Germany, p.PWB5 doi:10.1364/pv.2010.pwb5 (2010)  Download this Publication (255KB).
    5. B. Maes, H. Shen, P. Bienstman, Plasmonic nanoparticle enhancement in thin organic solar cells, ICTON Mediterranean Winter - COST MP0702 workshop, France, doi:10.1109/ictonmw.2009.5385626 (2009)  Download this Publication (86KB).