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Organic Photovoltaics: Plasmonic-Enhanced Organic Photovoltaics: Breaking the 10% Efficiency Barrier (Adv. Mater. 17/2013)
Recent advances in molecular organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have brought 10% power conversion efficiency (PCE) for single-junction cells, placing them in direct competition with amorphous silicon solar cells. Incorporation of plasmonic nanostructures for light trapping in these thin-film devices offers an attractive means to realize higher-efficiency OPVs with PCE>>10%, as reviewed by Zakya H. Kafafi, Qiaoqiang Gan, and Filbert J. Bartoli on page 2385. The cover image conceptually highlights the design of plasmonic-assisted OPV architectures using periodic metallic patterns and randomly distributed nanoparticles.