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Book Chapters

Pillai S; Wright M; Chan KH, 2018, 'Light harvesting in organic solar cells', in Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, pp. 292 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.09547-3

Pillai S; Green MA, 2012, '1.30 Plasmonics for Photovoltaics', in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, pp. 641 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-08-087872-0.00147-5

Pillai S; Green MA, 2012, 'Plasmonics for photovoltaics', in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, pp. 641 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-087872-0.00147-5

Journal articles

Teymouri A; Adabifiroozjaei E; Webster RF; Hagh SM; Hao X; Green MA; Pillai S, 2020, 'Evidence of Low-Temperature Joints in Silver Nanowire Based Transparent Conducting Layers for Solar Cells', ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 3, pp. 3205 - 3213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b02290

Chang YC; Pollard ME; Payne DNR; Sprafke A; Pillai S; Bagnall DM, 2019, 'Large-Area Nanosphere Gratings for Light Trapping and Reduced Surface Losses in Thin Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 9, pp. 1012 - 1019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2918183

Disney CER; Pillai S; Green MA, 2017, 'The Impact of parasitic loss on solar cells with plasmonic nano-textured rear reflectors', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12896-1

Teymouri A; Pillai S; Ouyang Z; Hao X; Liu F; Yan C; Green MA, 2017, 'Low-temperature solution processed random silver nanowire as a promising replacement for indium tin oxide', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, pp. 34093 - 34100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b13085

Chan K; Wright M; Elumalai N; Uddin A; Pillai S, 2017, 'Plasmonics in Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells: Optical and Electrical Effects', Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.201600698

Chan KH; Elumalai NK; Tayebjee MJY; Uddin A; Pillai S, 2017, 'Dark carrier dynamics and electrical characteristics of organic solar cells integrated with Ag-SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles', Synthetic Metals, vol. 223, pp. 34 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2016.11.033

Wang D; Chan KH; Elumalai NK; Mahmud MA; Upama MB; Uddin A; Pillai S, 2017, 'Interfacial engineering of hole transport layers with metal and dielectric nanoparticles for efficient perovskite solar cells', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 19, pp. 25016 - 25024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cp04053a

Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2016, 'Grain boundary effects on the optical constants and Drude relaxation times of silver films', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4972471

Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2016, 'Realistic Silver Optical Constants for Plasmonics', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep30605

Xu Q; Johnson C; Disney C; Pillai S, 2016, 'Enhanced broadband light trapping in c-Si solar cells using nanosphere-embedded metallic grating structure', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 6, pp. 61 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2487831

Pillai S; Disney CE; Yang Y; Green MA, 2015, 'The effect of ageing on the scattering properties of silver nanoparticles for a plasmonic solar cell', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4933378

Disney CER; Pillai S; Johnson CM; Green MA, 2015, 'Self-Assembled Nanostructured Rear Reflector Designs for Thin-Film Solar Cells', ACS Photonics, vol. 2, pp. 1108 - 1116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00153

Yang L; Pillai S; Green MA, 2015, 'Can plasmonic Al nanoparticles improve absorption in triple junction solar cells?', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep11852

Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2015, 'Re-evaluation of literature values of silver optical constants', Optics Express, vol. 23, pp. 2133 - 2144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.002133

Yang Y; Pillai S; Mehrvarz H; Green MA, 2014, 'Plasmonic degradation and the importance of over-coating metal nanoparticles for a plasmonic solar cell', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 122, pp. 208 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.12.009

Li Y; Dunham S; Pillai S; Ouyang Z; Barnett A; Lochtefeld A; Lennon A, 2014, 'Design of Anodic Aluminum Oxide Rear Surface Plasmonic Heterostructures for Light Trapping in Thin Silicon Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2334395

Pillai S; Yang Y; Jiang Y; Green M, 2013, 'Ageing effects on plasmonic properties for solar cell applications', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2035190

Yang Y; Pillai S; Kampwerth H; Green MA; Mehrvarz H; Ho-Baillie A, 2013, 'Angular reflection study to reduce plasmonic losses in the dielectrically displaced back reflectors of silicon solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 117, pp. 343 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.06.047

Cui H; Pillai S; Campbell PR; Green MA, 2013, 'A novel silver nanoparticle assisted texture as broadband antireflection coating for solar cell applications', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 109, pp. 233 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2012.11.009

Yang Y; Green MA; Ho-Baillie AW; Kampwerth H; Pillai S; Mehrvarz HR, 2013, 'Characterization of 2-D reflection pattern from textured front surfaces of silicon solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 115, pp. 42 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.03.026

Pillai S; Green MA, 2012, 'Plasmonics for photovoltaics', Earth and Planetary Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 641 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-087872-0.00147-5

Yang Y; Pillai S; Mehrvarz HR; Kampwerth H; Ho-Baillie AW; Green MA, 2012, 'Enhanced Light Trapping for High Efficiency Crystalline Solar Cells by the Application of Rear Surface Plasmons', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 101, pp. 217 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2012.02.009

Green MA; Pillai S, 2012, 'Harnessing plasmonics for solar cells', NATURE PHOTONICS, vol. 6, pp. 130 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2012.30

Pillai S; Hohn JJ; Johnson CM; Conibeer GJ, 2011, 'Effect of surface plasmon resonance on the photoluminescence from Si quantum dot structures for third generation solar cell applications', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 1391, pp. 91 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.1010

Ouyang Z; Zhao X; Varlamov S; Tao Y; Wong J; Pillai S, 2011, 'Nanoparticle-enhanced light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 19, pp. 917 - 926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1135

Pillai S; Beck F; Catchpole K; Ouyang Z; Green MA, 2011, 'The effect of dielectric spacer thickness on surface plasmon enhanced solar cells for front and rear side depositions', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3567299

Ouyang Z; Pillai S; Beck F; Kunz O; Varlamov S; Campbell PR; Catchpole KR; Green MA, 2010, 'Effective light trapping in polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells by means of rear localized surface plasmons', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, pp. 261109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3460288

Pillai S; Green MA, 2010, 'Plasmonics for Photovoltaic Applications', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 94, pp. 1481 - 1486

Pillai S; Catchpole KR; Trupke T; Green MA, 2007, 'Surface plasmon enhanced silicon solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 101, pp. 093105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2734885

Catchpole KR; Pillai S, 2006, 'Absorption enhancement due to scattering by dipoles into silicon waveguides', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 100, pp. 044504-1 - 044504-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2226334

Pillai S; Catchpole KR; Trupke T; Zhang G; Zhao J; Green MA, 2006, 'Enhanced emission from Si-based light-emitting diodes using surface plasmons', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88, pp. 161102-1 - 161102-3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2195695

Catchpole KR; Pillai S, 2006, 'Surface plasmons for enhanced silicon light-emitting diodes and solar cells', Journal of Luminescence, vol. 121, pp. 315 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2006.08.053

Pillai SC; Kelly JM; McCormack DE; O'Brien P; Ramesh R, 2003, 'The effect of processing conditions on varistors prepared from nanocrystalline ZnO', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 13, pp. 2586 - 2590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B306280E

Conference Papers

Hashmi RM; Pillai S, 2019, 'Contactless photo-conductivity measurements using time-resolved microwave conductivity', in Proceedings of the 2019 21st International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2019, pp. 1407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICEAA.2019.8879191

Teymouri A; Pillai S; Ouyang Z; Hao X; Green M, 2017, 'Low temperature solution process for random high aspect ratio silver nanowire as promising transparent conductive layer', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 2403 - 2406, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636002097&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Teymouri A; Pillai S; Ouyang Z; Hao X; Green M, 2017, 'Promising hybrid Graphene-Silver nanowire transparent conductive electrode', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1275 - 1279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366006

Chang Y; Pollard M; Payne D; Pillai S; Bagnall D, 2016, 'Nanosphere Lithography for Fast and Controlled Fabrication of Large Area Plasmonic Nanostructures in Thin Film Photovoltaics', in Egan R; Passey R (ed.), Asia-pacific solar research conference, Asia-pacific solar research conference, Canberra, Australia, presented at Asia-pacific solar research conference, Canberra, Australia, 29 November 2016 - 01 December 2016

Teymouri A; Pillai S; Ouyang Z; Hao X; Green MA, 2016, 'Promising hybrid Graphene-Silver nanowire transparent conductive electrode', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, pp. 364 - 367, presented at 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC),, Portland, 05 June 2016 - 10 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749612

Chang Y; Payne DNR; Pollard ME; Pillai S; Bagnall DM, 2015, 'Nanosphere lithography for improved absorption in thin crystalline silicon solar cells', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2202453

Disney CER; Pillai S; Green MA, 2015, 'Nanostructured metallic rear reflectors for thin solar cells: Balancing parasitic absorption in metal and large-angle scattering', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2203289

Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Re-interpretation of silver optical constants for plasmonic applications', in Optics for Solar Energy, OSE 2014, Optical Society of America (OSA), Canberra Australia, presented at Optics for Solar Energy 2014, Canberra Australia, 01 December 2014 - 01 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/E2.2014.JW6A.21

Disney CER; Pillai S; Johnson CM; Xu Q; Green MA, 2014, 'Plasmonic rear reflectors for thin-film solar cells: design principles from electromagnetic modelling', in Proc. SPIE 9178, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion V, San Diego, California, pp. 91780J - 91780J-10, presented at Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion V, San Diego, California, 17 August 2014 - 17 August 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2060937

Jiang Y; Johnson CM; Reece PJ; Yang Y; Li Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Porous Silicon Omnidirectional Bragg Reflector for Si Solar Cells', in Light, Energy and the Environment, OSA, presented at Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/pv.2014.pw2b.1

Pillai S; Hohn JJ; Johnson CM; Conibeer GJ, 2012, 'Effect of Surface Plasmon Resonance on the Photoluminescence from Si Quantum Dot Structures for Third Generation Solar Cell Applications', in MRS Online Proceedings library, Cambridge, Boston, USA, presented at Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, 28 November 2012 - 02 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.10

Green MA; Pillai S, 2012, 'Harnessing Plasmonics for Photovoltaics (1AP.1.3)', in Proceedings, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012

Yang Y; Pillai S; Mehrvarz HR; Kampwerth H; Ho-Baillie AW; Green MA, 2011, 'Scattering Back Reflector Designs for High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 26th European Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, WIP, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 2206 - 2209, presented at 26th European Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, 05 September 2011 - 09 September 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-2CV.4.24

Ouyang Z; Beck F; Kunz O; Campbell PR; Catchpole KR; Varlamov S; Pillai S; Green MA, 2009, 'Enhanced Photocurrent in Evaporated Solid-Phase-Crystallised Poly-Si Thin-Film Solar Cells Using Rear Surface Plasmons', in Enhanced Photocurrent in Evaporated Solid-Phase-Crystallised Poly-Si Thin-Film Solar Cells Using Rear Surface Plasmons, 24th European Photovoltaics Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany, presented at 24th European Photovoltaics Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009


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