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Problem Addressed

For optimal performance, solar cells should have high rates of light harvesting and good carrier collection efficiency.  However, thicker light absorbing layers are required to improve light harvesting, particularly at longer wavelengths, but thicker layers also reduce carrier collection efficiency.  As a result, the solar cell usually does not effectively utilize longer wavelengths of light.  This technology uses localized surface plasmons in dye-sensitized solar cells to improve light gathering at longer wavelengths and increase the overall solar cell performance.