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EU code
13.2 - Physics
2 - Master
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Department of Physics
Master Exchange in Optoelectronic modeling of nanoplasmonic solar cells
Language requirements
Good knowledge of English language (TOEFL 80+ pts or comparable)
Academic requirements
Bachelor in physics, preferably computational physics; Very good knowledge in programming / use of Matlab etc.
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Plasmonic absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells has attracted high interest in the recent years. The related physicals effects are mostly investigated with a focus on their optical nature. Yet, for the successful integration in the photovoltaic device a simultaneous consideration of optical and electrical interactions is necessary. This project therefore focuses on the combination of optical modeling of plasmonic and photonic nanoparticles and the electrical simulation of a(Chalcopyrite) solar cell. Based on Mie theory,we calculate not only absorption and scattering from nanoparticles,but also the angular distribution of the scattered light and the electromagnetic near-fields.For the link to electric simulations multiple programs will be evaluated and the integration of optical simulation results implemented.The final goal is the electric simulation of a thin-film solar cell including plasmonic nanoparticles.The task is strongly reliant on programming in e.g. Matlab and requires according knowledge.
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10 months between Oct 1 2014 and Aug 1 2015
Contact person
Martina Schmid (