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Hybrid Node Modes for Highly Efficient Light Concentrators

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Project "HyMoCo" data sheet

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address: GAUSS-STRASSE 20
postcode: 42119

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙485˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙485˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2020-02-29


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 Project objective

The meaning of solar energy for future decentralized power supply will largely depend on both efficiency and cost of solar to electrical power conversion. All kinds of conversion strategies including photovoltaics, concentrated solar power, solar to fuel and others would benefit from efficiently collecting solar power on large areas. For this reason luminescent solar concentrators have been developed for over thirty years, but due to waveguide losses their maximum size is still limited to a few centimeters.

The proposed project suggests the exploitation of a new type of electromagnetic waveguide in order to realize passive planar concentrators of unsurpassed collection efficiency, size, concentration, lifetime and costs. A dielectric TE1-mode shows a node, a position in the waveguide where no intensity is found. A thin film placed in this node remains largely “invisible” for the propagating mode. Such dielectric node modes (DNMs) have been investigated by the applicant in previous work, but only recently a silver island film (SIF) was for the first time placed in such a node. The resulting extremely low waveguide losses cannot be explained by our current understanding of waveguide modes and hint to a hybridization between the SIF-bound long-range surface plasmon polaritons (LRSPPs) and the DNMs into what we call hybrid node modes (HNMs). The SIFs strongly interact with incident light. An appropriate nanopatterning of SIFs enables efficient excitation of low-loss HNMs modes collecting solar power over square meters and concentrating it. To achieve this goal new technological methods are used that enable patterning on the nanometer scale and low cost roll-to-roll processing at the same time. New measurement techniques and numerical simulation tools will be developed to investigate the HNMs – a novel kind of electromagnetic modes – and their exploitation in the passive solar concentrators.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Neda Pourdavoud, Tobias Haeger, Andre Mayer, Piotr Jacek Cegielski, Anna Lena Giesecke, Ralf Heiderhoff, Selina Olthof, Stefan Zaefferer, Ivan Shutsko, Andreas Henkel, David Becker‐Koch, Markus Stein, Marko Cehovski, Ouacef Charfi, Hans‐Hermann Johannes, Detlef Rogalla, Max Christian Lemme, Martin Koch, Yana Vaynzof, Klaus Meerholz, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Hella‐Christin Scheer, Patrick Görrn, T
Room‐Temperature Stimulated Emission and Lasing in Recrystallized Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Thin Films
published pages: 1903717, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201903717
Advanced Materials 31/39 2019-11-07
2017 Andreas Polywka, Christian Tückmantel, Patrick Görrn
Light controlled assembly of silver nanoparticles
published pages: 45144, ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep45144
Scientific Reports 7 2019-05-27
2018 Neda Pourdavoud, André Mayer, Maximilian Buchmüller, Kai Brinkmann, Tobias Häger, Ting Hu, Ralf Heiderhoff, Ivan Shutsko, Patrick Görrn, Yiwang Chen, Hella-Christin Scheer, Thomas Riedl
Distributed Feedback Lasers Based on MAPbBr 3
published pages: 1700253, ISSN: 2365-709X, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201700253
Advanced Materials Technologies 3/4 2019-05-27
2018 Lukas Hoffmann, Kai O. Brinkmann, Jessica Malerczyk, Detlef Rogalla, Tim Becker, Detlef Theirich, Ivan Shutsko, Patrick Görrn, Thomas Riedl
Spatial Atmospheric Pressure Atomic Layer Deposition of Tin Oxide as an Impermeable Electron Extraction Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Thermal Stability
published pages: 6006-6013, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b17701
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10/6 2019-05-27
2019 Ivan Shutsko, Christian Michael Böttge, Jonas von Bargen, Andreas Henkel, Maik Meudt, Patrick Görrn
Enhanced hybrid optics by growing silver nanoparticles at local intensity hot spots
published pages: , ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2019-0019
Nanophotonics 0/0 2019-05-27
2018 Maik Meudt, Timo Jakob, Andreas Polywka, Luca Stegers, Stefan Kropp, Simon Runke, Martin Zang, Markus Clemens, Patrick Görrn
Plasmonic Black Metasurface by Transfer Printing
published pages: 1800124, ISSN: 2365-709X, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201800124
Advanced Materials Technologies 3/11 2019-04-18

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