Hot-Carrier Generation from Plasmon Decay in Energy Conversion
First theoretical study combining
Significance & impact
Understanding the initial energy distribution of
Top: Plasmonic hot-carrier generation and injection; bottom left: band structure and allowed transitions for copper; bottom right: energy distribution of hot electrons and holes.
- Relativistic DFT+U
abinitio calculationof band structures is in excellent agreement with photoemissionexperiments.
- Hot-carrier distribution is sensitive to the electronic band structure of the
plasmonicmetal. Generated-carrier distributionalso depends on the electromagnetic modes excited in the plasmonicstructure.