This paper reports improved efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) by exploiting the plasmonic resonance of Au nanoparticles. By incorporating plasmon resonant nanoparticles into a TiO2 photoanode, enhanced photocurrent in DSSCs is observed extending from 460 nm to 730 nm.
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Plasmon resonant enhancement of dye sensitized solar cells
Wenbo Hou, Prathamesh Pavaskar, Zuwei Liu, Jesse Theiss, Mehmet Aykol and Stephen B. Cronin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02120F