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Nanorods and Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Application

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 3990

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Dear Colleagues,

Progress towards the fundamental aim to enhance light absorption in photovoltaic systems can greatly benefit from a wise handling of the interaction between nanoscale matter and light. Hybrid nanostructures can be tailored to increase the overall absorption of light in very thin systems, obtained combining quantum dots with nanorods. The requirements in photovoltaic devices could be satisfied by tuning quantum dots properties, so as to make them absorb light of certain wavelengths. The role of metal nanorods in the hybrid structures can be that of enhancing the local optical field via surface plasmonic excitations, thus supporting and complementing the role of quantum dots as light absorbers. The high efficiency in collecting the charge transport carriers provided by the metal nanorods can be instrumental as a performance enhancer in photovoltaic applications.

This Special Issue will cover recent advances in material synthesis and theoretical modeling of nanorods and quantum dots. The main focus will be on phenomena and processes underlying the growth mechanism, physical properties, and photovoltaic performance.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit review articles, original papers and communications to this Special Issue on “Nanorods and Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Application”.

Prof. Stefano Bellucci
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Keywords

  • Photovoltaic
  • Light absorption
  • Nanoscale matter
  • Quantum dots
  • Nanorods

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Relation between Resonance Parameters of Surface Plasmon-Polariton Waves with Properties of the Dielectric-Metal Film-Dielectric Waveguide
by Stefano Bellucci, Volodymyr Fitio, Andriy Bendziak, Iryna Yaremchuk and Yaroslav Bobitski
Materials 2020, 13(13), 2989; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13132989 - 5 Jul 2020
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The resonant excitation of the surface plasmon–polariton waves by the prism structure, where a thin silver film was coated on the prism, was studied. New analytical relations between the angular and spectral sensitivities on the change of the medium refractive index, adjacent to [...] Read more.
The resonant excitation of the surface plasmon–polariton waves by the prism structure, where a thin silver film was coated on the prism, was studied. New analytical relations between the angular and spectral sensitivities on the change of the medium refractive index, adjacent to the metal film, were obtained. In addition, the analytical relation between the full width at the half maximum of the spectral and angular resonance dependencies were found. Full article
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