Enhanced broadband optical absorption from nanostructured nickel thin-films for solar energy applications

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Abstract

This paper presents results obtained from Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) and Transfer Matrix Method
(TMM) modelling of nickel thin-films. It is shown that by adding a periodic grating to the surface of the nickel
we can dramatically increase its optical absorption over the 300 nm – 1000 nm spectral range at normal
incidence. The main aim of this work is to maximise the optical absorption of a thin nickel film as part of a solarthermal
energy conversion device.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberTu.B5.5
JournalICTON 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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