Effective medium analysis of plasmonic silver nanoparticle films

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeConference contributionScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Films of silver nanoparticles have optical properties that are useful for applications such as plasmonic light trapping in solar cells. We illustrate experimentally and by means of simulations how the particle shape affects the optical properties. In addition we show that these nanoparticle films can be represented by an effective medium layer with an almost identical reflectance and transmittance. The Bergman effective medium theory that we used provides a link between the nanoparticle shape and the optical properties. This insight can be used for the optical analysis of nanoparticle films and for further optimization of plasmonic solar cells.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMRS Proceedings 2011, vol. 1322
EditorsY Lu, JM Merrill, MT Lusk, S Bailey, A Franceschetti
Place of PublicationWarrendale, PA, U.S.A.
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - Warrendale, PA, U.S.A.
Duration: 25 Apr 201129 Apr 2011

Publication series

PublisherMaterials Research Society


Conference2011 MRS Spring Meeting


  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effective medium analysis of plasmonic silver nanoparticle films'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this