Rashid Ahmed Rifat

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Rashid Ahmed Rifat

Ph.D Researcher, Battery Innovation Centre, MOBI, VUB | Erasmus Mundus Scholar 2021-2023



Dept. Electrical Engineering & Energy Technology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel




Rashid Ahmed Rifat

Engineer & Researcher



Dept. Electrical Engineering & Energy Technology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel



On the possibility of using plasmonic metal nanoparticles embedded within the silicon substrate to enhance the energy conversion efficiency of silicon thin-film solar cells


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Saniat Ahmed Choudhury, Rashid Ahmed Rifat, Fatema Fairooz, Washaka Mahdi, Mustafa Habib Chowdhury
2017 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2017, pp. 584-589


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Choudhury, S. A., Rifat, R. A., Fairooz, F., Mahdi, W., & Chowdhury, M. H. (2017). On the possibility of using plasmonic metal nanoparticles embedded within the silicon substrate to enhance the energy conversion efficiency of silicon thin-film solar cells. In 2017 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC) (pp. 584–589). https://doi.org/10.1109/R10-HTC.2017.8289028


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Choudhury, Saniat Ahmed, Rashid Ahmed Rifat, Fatema Fairooz, Washaka Mahdi, and Mustafa Habib Chowdhury. “On the Possibility of Using Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles Embedded within the Silicon Substrate to Enhance the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells.” In 2017 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 584–589, 2017.


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Choudhury, Saniat Ahmed, et al. “On the Possibility of Using Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles Embedded within the Silicon Substrate to Enhance the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells.” 2017 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2017, pp. 584–89, doi:10.1109/R10-HTC.2017.8289028.


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@inproceedings{choudhury2017a,
  title = {On the possibility of using plasmonic metal nanoparticles embedded within the silicon substrate to enhance the energy conversion efficiency of silicon thin-film solar cells},
  year = {2017},
  pages = {584-589},
  doi = {10.1109/R10-HTC.2017.8289028},
  author = {Choudhury, Saniat Ahmed and Rifat, Rashid Ahmed and Fairooz, Fatema and Mahdi, Washaka and Chowdhury, Mustafa Habib},
  booktitle = {2017 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC)}
}

Abstract:  While photovoltaic cells have become increasingly available commercially over the last few decades, their relatively low efficiencies leave much room for improvement. Plasmonic nanostructures have been used to enhance the optical and electrical activity within PV cells. However, while plasmonic nanostructures have been placed above the surface of the cell, the effect that nanostructures embedded within the cell can have on its energy conversion has not been extensively studied. This study analyzes the effect of plasmonic nanostructures embedded within a thin-film amorphous Si solar cell on the efficiency of the solar cell, and hopes to provide a relationship between the physical parameters of the nanostructures and the optical and electrical enhancement within the solar cell. The parameters considered were the size of the nanoparticles and the distance between neighboring nanoparticles. The metal chosen for the nanospheres is silver (Ag). The analyses performed were - plasmon resonance analyses, absorption enhancement, short circuit current density and near field enhancement imaging. Through this study, it was found that although there is no linear increase in optical and electrical activity with respect to particle size, the largest particle (diameter of 500nm) studied resulted in the highest enhancement. Furthermore, the closer the particles were, the greater the enhancements obtained. 




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