Abstract

This computational study investigates the possibility of using different multi-particle plasmonic nanoparticle complexes to enhance the opto-electronic performance of thin-film solar cells (TFSCs). The nanoparticle complexes are in a bowtie nanocomplex (BNC) configuration, whereby each of the BNCs comprises a set of bowtie nanoantenna and a spherical nanoparticle. The results show that such plasmonic BNCs significantly enhance the opto-electronic performance of thin-film solar cells when compared to a bare TFSC or a TFSC modified with a single plasmonic nanoparticle. These results indicate a potential new, to the best of our knowledge, avenue of designing high-performance TFSCs of the future.

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