Electrical simulation of plasmonic based structures


#1

Hi,
I want to calculate electrical parameters of a solar cell based on plasmonic nano-particles. This structure contains the number of nano-particles inside an active layer. As I know, we have to apply voltage to all metallic contacts in DEVICE. What about this case? A zero voltage is applied to all nano-particles?

thanks,


#2

Hi. What you say is correct. All metallic regions in DEVICE (CHARGE) need to have a voltage applied to them. However, before I can suggest anything, can you share figure (or article) showing the schematic of your structure?


#3

Hi. I’ve attached the figure of my simulation with four AuNPs embedded in an active layer.


#4

Hi. Thanks for sharing the schematic. Looking at the structure, I am not sure if there is any way to simulate electrical transport in this active layer of this device using the CHARGE solver. The only solution that I can think of is to neglect the effect of the nanoparticles in the electrical simulation and just remove them from the simulation volume.


#5

Thank you so much.