Surface-Plasmon Enhanced Transparent Electrodes in Organic Photovoltaics: Article No. 243304

Thomas Reilly III, Jao van de Lagemaat, Robert Tenent, Anthony Morfa, Kathy Rowlen

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Random silver nanohole films were created through colloidal lithography techniques and metal vapor deposition. The transparent electrodes were characterized by uv-visible spectroscopy and incorporated into an organic solar cell. The test cells were evaluated for solar power-conversion efficiency and incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency. The incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency spectra displayed evidence that a nanohole film with 92 nm diameter holes induces surface-plasmon-enhanced photoconversion. The nanohole silver films demonstrate a promising route to removing the indium tin oxide transparent electrode that is ubiquitous in organic optoelectronics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2008

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-270-43405


  • colloidal lithography
  • converters
  • electrodes
  • nanomaterials
  • photovoltaics
  • plasmons
  • polymers
  • solar cells
  • UV-visible spectroscopy
  • vapor deposition


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