Large-area flexible colloidal photonic crystal film stickers for light trapping applications

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dc.contributor.author Kohoutek, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Parchine, Mikhail
dc.contributor.author Bardosova, Maria
dc.contributor.author Fudouzi, Hiroshi
dc.contributor.author Pemble, Martyn E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-02T10:16:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-02T10:16:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Kohoutek, T., Parchine, M., Bardosova, M., Fudouzi, H. and Pemble, M. (2018) 'Large-area flexible colloidal photonic crystal film stickers for light trapping applications', Optical Materials Express, 8(4), pp. 960-967. doi: 10.1364/OME.8.000960 en
dc.identifier.volume 8
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.startpage 960
dc.identifier.endpage 967
dc.identifier.issn 2159-3930
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5957
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/OME.8.000960
dc.description.abstract We report on a way to make and transfer large-area (100 cm2) free-standing 2D or 3D colloidal photonic crystal (CPC) films deposited using a roll-to-roll Langmuir-Blodgett technique from silica or polymer particles. Using this approach, a ‘sticker’ composed of a monolayer array of silica particles with 120 nm diameter in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) glue was transferred onto a commercial flexible organic photovoltaic cell improving its conversion efficiency by some 5.2-8.3% at off-normal 0°-45° angles. The results presented here open up a range of new options for application of CPC films in the areas of photovoltaics and light-emitting devices. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en
dc.relation.uri https://www.osapublishing.org/ome/abstract.cfm?uri=ome-8-4-960
dc.rights © 2018, Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement en
dc.subject Thin films en
dc.subject Photonic crystals en
dc.subject Antireflection coatings en
dc.subject Inverse opal structures
dc.subject Nanoparticles
dc.subject Sensors
dc.subject Spheres
dc.subject Color
dc.title Large-area flexible colloidal photonic crystal film stickers for light trapping applications en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tomas Kohoutek, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland +353-21-490-3000 E-mail: tomas.kohoutek@tyndall.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder FP7 People: Marie-Curie Actions
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Optical Materials Express en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress tomas.kohoutek@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/324449/EU/Assembling Langmuir-Blodgett Architectures Through the use of Roll-to-roll Systems/ALBATROSS
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Investigator Programme/15/IA/3015/IE/Design, Deposition and Exploitation of Novel Micro and Nano-scale Materials and Devices for Advanced Manufacturing- DEPO-Man/


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