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Perovskite Solar Cell with Added Gold/Silver Nanoparticles: Enhanced Optical and Electrical Characteristics

by 1,*, 1, 2,3,† and 2,3,4,†
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Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Safat 13133, Kuwait
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Department of Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt
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Kuwait College of Science and Technology, Doha Area, 7th Ring Road, Safat 13133, Kuwait
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USTAR Bio-Innovation Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84341, USA
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These authors contributed equally to paper.
Energies 2020, 13(15), 3854; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13153854
Received: 22 June 2020 / Revised: 5 July 2020 / Accepted: 8 July 2020 / Published: 28 July 2020
Different perovskite materials, such as methylammonium lead triiodide MAPbI3, exhibit many outstanding and desirable properties in solar energy harvesting. In this paper, the enhancement of perovskite solar cells’ both optical and electrical characteristics through adding either gold (Au) or silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) using different simulations was studied. The used plasmonic nanoparticles were found to be able to compensate for the low absorption of MAPbI3 in the visible with optical coupling resonance frequencies close to that spectrum. Optimal diameters of Au and Ag NPs were found and simulated, and their impact on different parameters such as transmission, absorption, reflection, external quantum efficiency (EQE), open circuit voltage, short-circuit current density, fill factor, and most importantly, efficiency of the perovskite solar cell, have been investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: plasmonic nanoparticles; perovskite; solar cell; absorption; quantum efficiency plasmonic nanoparticles; perovskite; solar cell; absorption; quantum efficiency
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Hajjiah, A.; Badran, H.; Kandas, I.; Shehata, N. Perovskite Solar Cell with Added Gold/Silver Nanoparticles: Enhanced Optical and Electrical Characteristics. Energies 2020, 13, 3854. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13153854

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Hajjiah A, Badran H, Kandas I, Shehata N. Perovskite Solar Cell with Added Gold/Silver Nanoparticles: Enhanced Optical and Electrical Characteristics. Energies. 2020; 13(15):3854. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13153854

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Hajjiah, Ali, Hussein Badran, Ishac Kandas, and Nader Shehata. 2020. "Perovskite Solar Cell with Added Gold/Silver Nanoparticles: Enhanced Optical and Electrical Characteristics" Energies 13, no. 15: 3854. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13153854

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