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Research Abstracts Online
January 2010 - March 2011

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University of Minnesota Duluth
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

PI: Jing Bai

Strain-Enhanced Plasmonic Solar Cells

These researchers are investigating strain effect on plasmonic solar cells. They are evaluating the effect of mechanical strain on the optical absorption and scattering efficiency of the plasmonic solar cell structure. The structure consists of layers of semiconductor and metal materials. The analysis of this structure is carried out using COMSOL software.

Group Member

Xiaohu Qian, Graduate Student