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2011 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 28-December 2, 2011 | Boston

Meeting Chairs: Cammy R. Abernathy, Paul V. Braun, Masashi Kawsaki, Kathyn J. Wahl

Symposium J : Photonic and Plasmonic Materials for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance

2011-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Hernan Míguez CSIC
Shanhui Fan Stanford University
Kylie Catchpole The Australian National University
Dim-Lee Kwong Institute of Microelectronics
J1: Exploring the Limits of Absorption Enhancement
Session Chairs
Kylie Catchpole
Hernan Miguez
Zongfu Yu
Monday PM, November 28, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **J1.1
A Thermodynamic Approach to Artificial Photonic Materials for Solar Energy Conversion.

Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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10:00 AM - J1.2
Ergodicity of Light-Trapping in Nanocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells.

Hui Zhao 1 , Eric Schiff 1 , Baojie Yan 2 , Jeff Yang 2 , Subhendu Guha 2
1 , Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States, 2 , United Solar Ovonic. LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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10:15 AM - J1.3
Development of Photonic and Plasmonic Designs to Surpass the 4n2 Light Trapping Limit.

Jeremy Munday 1 , Dennis Callahan 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics, CALTECH, Pasadena, California, United States

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10:30 AM - **J1.4
Wave Domain Light Trapping Theory.

Zongfu Yu 1
1 , Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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11:00 AM - J1:Limits
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11:30 AM - **J1.5
Photonic and Plasmonic Solar Cells with Absorption Beyond the Classical 4n2 Limit.

Rana Biswas 1 2
1 , Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Depts. of Physics & Astronomy; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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12:00 PM - J1.6
Inverse Electromagnetic Design for Light Trapping in Solar Cells.

Vidya Ganapati 1 2 , Owen Miller 1 2 , Eli Yablonovitch 1 2
1 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Material Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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12:15 PM - J1.7
Limiting Solar Cell Acceptance Angle: A Path to Exceeding 40% Efficiency with a Single Junction.

Emily Kosten 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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12:30 PM - **J1.8
The Opto-Electronic Physics Required to Approach the Shockley-Queisser Efficiency Limit in Solar Cells.

Eli Yablonovitch 1
1 Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

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J2: Novel Concepts for New Generation Photovoltaics I
Session Chairs
Albert Polman
Monday PM, November 28, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **J2.1
Trapping Light Fantastic.

Diederik Wiersma 1 , Filippo Pratesi 1 , Kevin Vynck 1 , Francesco Riboli 1 , Matteo Burresi 1
1 micro and nano photonics, European laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, and INFM-CNR BEC, sesto fiorentino (Florence), Florence, Italy

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3:00 PM - **J2.2
Correlated Randomness for Broad-Band Light-Trapping in Semiconductor Systems.

Peter Bermel 1 2 , Michael Ghebrebrhan 1 2 , Claudia Lau 2 , Xing Sheng 3 , Jurgen Michel 4 , Lionel Kimerling 3 , Marin Soljacic 2 , Steven Johnson 5
1 Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Materials Processing Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:30 PM - J2.3
Temporal Coupled Mode Theory of the Microsphere Solar Cell.

Dennis Callahan 1 , Jonathan Grandidier 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 , Caltech, Pasadena, California, United States

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3:45 PM - J2.4
Visible Three Dimensional Photonic Crystals Using Silicon.

Ganapathi Subramania 1 , Arthur Fischer 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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4:00 PM - J2:Concepts 1
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4:30 PM - J2.5
Intermediate Bands in Metallic Silicon: Design, Evolution, and Effectiveness for Sub-Band Gap Photon Management.

Mark Winkler 1 , Elif Ertekin 1 , Daniel Recht 2 , Joseph Sullivan 1 , Michael Aziz 2 , Jeffrey Grossman 1 , Tonio Buonassisi 1
1 , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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4:45 PM - J2.6
Solar Spectrum Splitting Parallel Multijunction High Efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaics.

Lirong Broderick 1 , Marco Stefancich 2 , Dario Roncati 3 , Brian Albert 1 , Xing Sheng 1 , Lionel Kimerling 1 , Jurgen Michel 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Material Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Masdar United Arab Emirates, 3 , Progettazione Ottica Roncati, Ferrara Italy

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5:00 PM - J2.7
Flexible Concentrator Photovoltaics Based on Microscale Silicon Solar Cells Embedded in Luminescent Waveguides.

Jongseung Yoon 1 , Lanfang Li 2 3 , Andrey Semichaevsky 4 , Jae Ha Ryu 2 3 , Harley Johnson 3 4 , Ralph Nuzzo 3 5 , John Rogers 2 3 4
1 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 3 Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 4 Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 5 Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States

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5:15 PM - J2.8
Impact of Plasmonic Nanoparticles on Hematite Photoanodes for Solar-Powered Water Splitting.

Scott Warren 1 , Elijah Thimsen 1 , Michael Graetzel 1
1 Chem. and Chem. Eng., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, VD, Switzerland

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2011-11-29   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Hernan Míguez CSIC
Shanhui Fan Stanford University
Kylie Catchpole The Australian National University
Dim-Lee Kwong Institute of Microelectronics
J3: Novel Concepts for New Generation Photovoltaics II
Session Chairs
Peter Bermel
Kylie Catchpole
Hernan Miguez
Tuesday AM, November 29, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **J3.1
Plasmonic and High Index Nanostructures for Efficient Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting.

Mark Brongersma 1
1 , Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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10:00 AM - J3.2
Separating Optical and Electronic Pathways with the Nanocoax Photovoltaic Architecture.

Michael Naughton 1 , Michael Burns 1
1 Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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10:15 AM - J3.3
Black Plasmons in Metallic Resonant Cavities.

Mihail Bora 1 , Elaine Behymer 1 , Dietrich Dehlinger 1 , Jerald Britten 1 , Cindy Larson 1 , Tiziana Bond 1
1 Engineering technologies Division, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Livermore, California, United States

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10:30 AM - J3.4
High Index Contrast for Back Scatterers for Light Trapping.

Angelika Basch 1 2 , Thomas Soederstroem 3 , Sergey Varlamov 3 , Kylie Catchpole 1
1 Center of Sustainable Energy Systems, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2 Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Graz Austria, 3 ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Photovoltaics and Photonics, University of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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10:45 AM - J3.5
Localized Plasmon Enhanced Nanovoid Solar Cells.

Niraj Lal 1 , Hang Zhou 2 , Jatin Sinha 3 , Phil Bartlett 3 , Javier Garcia de Abajo 4 , Gehan Amaratunga 2 , Jeremy Baumberg 1
1 Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 2 Centre for Advanced Photonics and Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 3 School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 4 Nanophotonics Centre, Instituto de Optica - CSIC, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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11:00 AM - J3: Concepts 2
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11:30 AM - **J3.6
Nanoscale Photon Management for Solar Cells and Transparent Electrodes.

Yi Cui 1
1 , Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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12:00 PM - J3.7
Hybrid Metal/Semiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics.

Pengyu Fan 1 , Uday Chettiar 2 , Farzaneh Afshimanesh 1 , Linyou Cao 3 , Nader Engheta 2 , Mark Brongersma 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, California, United States, 3 , University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States

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12:15 PM - J3.8
Spectroscopic Evidence of Efficient Energy Transfer from Colloidal Nanocrystals to Functionalized Silicon Surfaces.

Hue Ngyuen 1 , Oliver Seitz 2 , Weina Peng 2 , Noir Nijem 2 , Michael Nimmo 1 , Yuri Gartstein 1 , Yves Chabal 1 , Anton Malko 1
1 Physics, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States, 2 Materials Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States

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12:30 PM - J3.9
Effect of Surface Plasmon Resonance on the Photoluminescence from Si Quantum Dot Structures for Third Generation Solar Cell Applications.

Supriya Pillai 1 , Joel Hohn 1 , Craig Johnson 1 , Gavin Conibeer 1
1 ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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J4: Dye Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Yi Cui
Tuesday PM, November 29, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

3:00 PM - J4.2
Localized Surface Plasmon-Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells through Metal@Oxide Nanostructures.

Jifa Qi 1 2 , Xiangnan Dang 1 2 , Paula Hammond 2 3 , Angela Belcher 1 2 4
1 Department of Materials Science and Technology, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:15 PM - J4.3
The Effects of 100 nm-Diameter Au Nanoparticles on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Changwoo Nahm 1 , Hongsik Choi 1 , Jongmin Kim 1 , Dae-Ryong Jung 1 , Chohui Kim 1 , Byungwoo Park 1
1 WCU Hybrid Materials Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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3:30 PM - J4.4
Role of Surface Plasmons in Light Harvesting of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Bo Ding 1 , Mengjin Yang 1 , Bong Jae Lee 1 , Jung-Kun Lee 1
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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3:45 PM - J4.5
Photonic and Plasmonic Crystal Fluorine-Doped Tin Oxide Electrode for Enhanced Light Trapping in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.

Fengli Wang 1 , Navaneetha Subbaiyan 2 , Qian Wang 1 , Caitlin Rochford 1 , Rongtao Lu 1 , Alan Elliot 1 , Francis D'Souza 2 , Ron Hui Ron Hui 1 , Judy Wu 1
1 , The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States, 2 , Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, United States

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4:00 PM - J4.6
Optimized Design of Porous 1DPC for DSC: Effect on Conversion Efficiency and Optical Properties.

Silvia Colodrero 1 , M Carmen Lopez-Lopez 1 , Gabriel Lozano 1 , Amparo Forneli 2 , Emilio Palomares 2 , Daniele Colonna 3 , Aldo di Carlo 3 , Hernan Miguez 1
1 , ICMSE-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla Spain, 2 , ICIQ-Institut Català d'Investigació Química , Tarragona Spain, 3 , CHOSE-Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, Rome Italy

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4:45 PM - J4.7
Optical-Fiber/TiO2-Nanowire-Arrays Hybrid Structures with Tubular Counterelectrode for High-Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.

Wenxi Guo 1 2 , Chen Xu 1 , Guang Zhu 1 , Caofeng Pan 1 , Changjian Lin 2 , Zhong Lin Wang 1
1 , Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 , Xiamen, Xiamen China

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5:00 PM - J4.8
Enhancement of Efficiency in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells by Incorporation of Graphene.

Soumitra Satapathi 1 2 , Sriya Das 3 , Lian Li 4 , Ravi Mosurkal 4 , Lynne Samuelson 4 , Micah Green 3 , Jayant Kumar 1 2
1 Deaprtment of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Center for Advanced Materials, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States, 4 , US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts, United States

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5:15 PM - J4.9
Light Harvesting and Electron Transport Improvements with Radial Core-Shell Au-TiO2 Nanowire Arrays in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.

Gayatri Sahu 1 , Scott Gordon 1 , Matthew Tarr 1
1 Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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5:30 PM - J4.10
Effect of Light Scattering Design on the Incident Photon to Current Conversion Efficiency of Dye Solar Cells.

Francisco Enrique Galvez 1 2 , Erno Kemppainen 3 , Hernan Miguez 1 , Janne Halme 3
1 , ICMSE-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Seville Spain, 2 , Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET), Madrid Spain, 3 Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, Espoo Finland

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5:45 PM - J4.11
Enhanced Light Harvesting through Optical Scattering in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Michael Lee 1 , Henry Snaith 1
1 Physics, Condensed Matter, University of Oxford, Oxford, OXON, United Kingdom

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2011-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Hernan Míguez CSIC
Shanhui Fan Stanford University
Kylie Catchpole The Australian National University
Dim-Lee Kwong Institute of Microelectronics
J5: Multifunctional Photonic Nanostructures for Photovoltaics
Session Chairs
Rene Lopez
Hernan Miguez
Wednesday AM, November 30, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **J5.1
Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Intermediate Reflectors for Enhanced Light-Trapping in Tandem Solar Cells.

Ralf Wehrspohn 1 2 , Johannes Uepping 1 , Uwe Rau 3 , Reinhard Carius 3 , Carsten Rockstuhl 4 , Falk Lederer 4 , Rudolf Zentel 5
1 Institute of Physics, University of Halle, Halle Germany, 2 , Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Halle Germany, 3 Institute of Energy and Climate Research 5 - Photovoltaics, Research Center Jülich, Jülich Germany, 4 Department of Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena Germany, 5 Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz,, Mainz Germany

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10:00 AM - J5.2
Influenece of the Nano-Mesh Metal Electrode to Light Excitation of Carriers in Semiconductor.

Kumi Masunaga 1 , Kenji Nakamura 1 , Ryota Kitagawa 1 , Eishi Tsutsumi 1 , Tsutomu Nakanishi 1 , Akira Fujimoto 1 , Hideyuki Nishizawa 1 , Koji Asakawa 1
1 Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki Japan

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10:15 AM - J5.3
Development of Plasmonic Graphene Transparent Electrode.

Guowei Xu 1 , Jianwei Liu 1 , Zhijun Chen 2 , Victor Maroni 2 , Judy Wu 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States, 2 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States

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10:30 AM - J5.4
Thermal Stability of Nano-Structured Tungsten Selective Emitters.

Heon Lee 1 , Stephen Bathurst 1 , Sang-Gook Kim 1
1 , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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10:45 AM - J5.5
Self-Limited Plasmonic Nanowelding: Localizing Light and Heat in Nanostructures.

Erik Garnett 1 , Michael McGehee 1 , Yi Cui 1 , Mark Brongersma 1
1 Materials Science, Stanford University, San Francisco, California, United States

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11:00 AM - J5:Materials
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11:30 AM - J5.6
Implications of Durability of Materials to System Performance in Photovoltaics.

Myles Murray 1 , Roger French 1
1 Solar Durability- Lifetime Extension Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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11:45 AM - J5.7
Synthesis and Spectroscopy of Metal-Semiconductor Hybrid Structures for Efficient Light Harvesting.

Anshu Pandey 1 , Bishnu Khanal 1 , Hsing-lin Wang 1 , Jeffrey Pietryga 1 , Victor Klimov 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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