MULTI-LAYER WS2 AND MOS2 BASED PLASMONIC SOLAR CELL FOR SMART ENERGY HARVESTING
- 1Laboratory for the Study of Advanced Materials and Applications (LEM2A), Physics Department, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, B.P. 11201, Zitoune, Meknes, Morocco
- 2Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, CNRS-8520, Department of Physics, FST, University of Lille, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Keywords: Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance, gold nanowires, 2D materials, transition metal dichalcogenides, sensing, solar cell
Abstract. One of the best challenges regarding the futuristic vision of smart-city technologies is to offer a comfortable self-governance energy, especially when it comes to electricity storage. If one wants to revolutionize a pre-existing way of living, it is inescapable to neglect basic ingredients gathered from basic physics. The topic of Metamaterials represents a key field that might be explored and thus exploited to propose unprecedented ideas for completely no-existing properties and functionalities. Unlike other ambitious techniques, with a simple stratified surface in combination with a suitable choice of materials, it is possible to propose new solar cells operating in a broad range of frequencies. In this paper, we demonstrate a manner to achieve strong coupling interaction between metallic gold nanowires with a WS2 and MoS2 multi-layer. The novelty of this work lies in the drastic stability of the effect of the thickness layer variation on both, absorption performances and the electric field distribution within the visible and near-infrared range. Accordingly, this new design may be considered of prime importance in several areas such as sensing and solar cell efficiency, to cite a few examples.