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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017, Article ID 8319463, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8319463
Research Article

Plasmonic Hybrid Thin Film for Broadband Absorption and Characterization of Its Optical and Electrical Properties

Structures and Advanced Composite Research Unit, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), 6-13-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Sookyoung Moon; rk.er.tsik@gnuoykoos.noom

Received 6 October 2016; Accepted 19 March 2017; Published 4 April 2017

Academic Editor: Andrew R. Barron

Copyright © 2017 Sookyoung Moon. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We developed a simple and effective technique for fabricating a hybrid nanostructure of graphene-silver nanoparticles. The structure was prepared by stacking method with polyvinylpyrrolidone as a stabilizer. The chemical linking of G-PVP-Ag is possible through PVP-based ligand chemistry. The resulting hybrid film exhibited 87% transparency. The electrical properties under UV light increased compared with only one material. The conversion efficiency of a solar cell fabricated with the hybrid structure also increased approximately by 1.5% compared with that of solar cell fabricated without the hybrid film.