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Heavily-doped semiconductor infrared antennas for solar energy harvesting

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ahmed Sabaawi, Oras Al-Ani


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© 2015 IEEE.In this paper, a study is conducted into using semiconductor materials in designing nanoantennas for solar energy harvesting. Different thin wire dipole nanoantennas made of carbon, heavily doped Ge and heavily doped Si are designed and their performance is compared with metal nanoantenna made of gold. Method of moments (MoM) is employed to numerically solve Hallen's integral equation in order to find the nanoantenna characteristics. The results show that carbon nanotube exhibit poor performance due to its low conductivity, whereas doping the semiconductor heavily can increase the conductivity and hence improve the efficiency.

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Author(s): Sabaawi AMA, Al-Ani OA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015

Year of Conference: 2015

Online publication date: 07/01/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366117

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ISBN: 9781479989430