Small and large scale plasmonically enhanced luminescent solar concentrator for photovoltaic applications: Modelling, optimisation and sensitivity analysis

Posted on 30.04.2021 - 13:23
Abstract: The hybrid 3D Finite difference time domain-Monte Carlo ray tracing (FDTD-MCRT) algorithm has been developed to model and optimise plasmonically enhanced luminescent solar concentrator (pLSC) devices. The configuration parameters (dimensions, shape, refractive indices, optical properties of metal nanoparticle, luminescent, and host materials) used to characterise the probability of optical energy transfer process reflection, refraction, absorption, emission enhancement, and total internal reflection in the pLSC. The algorithm was validated through modelling of various doping concentrations of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QD) and gold nano spheres (Au NS), the ~50% enhancement in energy conversion efficiency was observed for a ~2 ppm Au NS and 0.008 wt. % QD.

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Rafiee, Mehran; Chandra, Subhash; Ahmed, Hind; Barnham, Keith; McCormack, Sarah (2021): Small and large scale plasmonically enhanced luminescent solar concentrator for photovoltaic applications: Modelling, optimisation and sensitivity analysis. The Optical Society. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5367011.v2
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Mehran Rafiee
Subhash Chandra
Hind Ahmed
Keith Barnham
Sarah McCormack

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