Q1 Journal Publication of IUB Photonic Simulation Laboratory (IUBPSL) of the Department of EEE, SETS, IUB
IUB Photonic Simulation Laboratory (IUBPSL), a research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), School of Science, Engineering and Technology (SETS) have published a scientific research article on 4th June, 2021, titled “Bowtie-based Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticle Complexes to Enhance the Opto-electronic Performance of Thin-Film Solar Cells”, in “Applied Optics,” a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Optical Society of America (OSA). According to the SCImago Journal & Country Rank, Applied Optics is a Q1 journal. This year Applied Optics celebrated its 59th anniversary and currently has an impact factor of 1.961 (2019).
This is the first Q1 peer-reviewed journal article published from IUBPSL with no foreign or external collaborators and is completely the product of ideas conceived in and implemented at IUB. The investigation was carried out on the opto-electronic enhancement of thin-film solar cells with the presence of different multi-particle plasmonic nanocomplexes. The nanoparticle complexes were in a bowtie nanocomplex configuration whereby each of the bowtie nanocomplexes comprised a set of a bowtie nanoantenna and a spherical nanoparticle. The research article reported that such plasmonic bowtie nanocomplexes significantly enhance the opto-electronic performance of thin-film solar cells when compared to a thin-film solar cell with a single plasmonic nanoparticle or a thin-film solar cell with no such plasmonic nanoparticle. This is a noteworthy academic achievement and an honoured moment for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of IUB.
The preparation of the article involved meticulous research work and investigation, making it a considerable undertaking during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The endeavour was made possible due to the dedication, perseverance and hard work of EEE Department M.Sc. student and member of the research team at IUBPSL, Mustafa Mohammad Shaky who did this research under the supervision of the Director of the IUBPSL and Associate Professor of the Department of EEE of IUB, Dr. Mustafa Habib Chowdhury. This achievement is a continuation of Dr. Chowdhury’s relentless efforts to create world-class student researchers from IUB. This prestigious publication is a testament to the unwavering commitment of the IUBPSL as well as the Department of EEE towards high-quality research work and scientific excellence.
Link of the article: Bowtie-based Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticle Complexes to Enhance the Opto-electronic Performance of Thin-Film Solar Cells | Applied Optics (osapublishing.org/ao)