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Bimetallic Non-Alloyed Nps For Improving The Broadband Optical Absorption Of Thin Amorphous Silicon Substrates, Chee L. Tan, Sung J. Jang, Young M. Song, Kamal Alameh, Yong T. Lee Jan 2014

Bimetallic Non-Alloyed Nps For Improving The Broadband Optical Absorption Of Thin Amorphous Silicon Substrates, Chee L. Tan, Sung J. Jang, Young M. Song, Kamal Alameh, Yong T. Lee

ECU Publications Post 2013

We propose the use of bimetallic non-alloyed nanoparticles (BNNPs) to improve the broadband optical absorption of thin amorphous silicon substrates. Isolated bimetallic NPs with uniform size distribution on glass and silicon are obtained by depositing a 10-nm Au film and annealing it at 600°C; this is followed by an 8-nm Ag film annealed at 400°C. We experimentally demonstrate that the deposition of gold (Au)-silver (Ag) bimetallic non-alloyed NPs (BNNPs) on a thin amorphous silicon (a-Si) film increases the film's average absorption and forward scattering over a broad spectrum, thus significantly reducing its total reflection performance. Experimental ...