Homepage of Svetlana V. Boriskina – research projects

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New materials & concepts

W.-C. Hsu, J.K. Tong, B. Liao, Y. Huang, S.V. Boriskina, G. Chen “Entropic and near-field improvements of thermoradiative cells,” Sci. Reports 6, 34837, 2016.

S.V. Boriskina, M.A. Green, K. Catchpole, E. Yablonovitch, M.C. Beard, Y. Okada, S. Lany, T. Gershon, A. Zakutayev, M. Tahersima, V.J. Sorger, M.J. Naughton, K. Kempa, M. Dagenais, Y. Yao, L. Xu, X. Sheng, N.D. Bronstein, J.A. Rogers, A.P. Alivisatos, R.G. Nuzzo, D.M. Wu, M.D. Wisser, A. Salleo, J. Dionne, J.M. Gordon, P. Bermel, J.-J. Greffet, I. Celanovic, M. Soljacic, A. Manor, C. Rotschild, A. Raman, L. Zhu, S. Fan, G.Chen, ” Roadmap on optical energy conversion,” J. Optics, 18(7) 073004, 2016.

S.V. Boriskina, L.A. Weinstein, W.-C. Hsu, J.K. Tong, and G. Chen, “Limiting efficiencies of photo-detection and solar energy conversion via internal emission of hot electrons and hot holes in gold,” SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2015 (INVITED) – Proc. SPIE 9608, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIII, 960816 (September 1, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2189678.

P. Bermel, S.V. Boriskina, Z. Yu, K. Joulain, “Control of radiative processes for energy conversion and harvesting,” Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 24, pp. 1533-1540, 2015.

S.V. Boriskina, J.K. Tong, V. Ferry, J. Michel, A. Kildishev, “Breaking the Limits of Optical Energy Conversion,” Optics and Photonics News, July/August 2015.

S.V. Boriskina, H. Ghasemi, G. Chen “Plasmonic materials for energy: from physics to applications,”  invited for Materials Today, vol. 16, pp. 379-390, 2013 [REVIEW].

J.Tong, A. Mercedes, G. Chen, and S.V. Boriskina, “Local field topology behind light localization and metamaterial topological transitions,” Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics (S.V. Boriskina and N. Zheludev Eds.) Pan Stanford Publishing, 2014

Photovoltaics & Solar-thermal

G. Ni, G. Li, S.V. Boriskina, H. Li, W. Yang, T.J. Zhang, G. Chen, “Steam generation under one sun enabled by a floating structure with thermal concentration,” Nature Energy 1, Article number: 16126 (2016), doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.126.

F. Cao, Y. Huang, L. Tang, T. Sun, S.V. Boriskina, G. Chen, Z. Ren “Toward a high-efficient utilization of solar radiation by quad-band solar spectral splitting,” Adv. Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603113, 2016.

W.-C. Hsu, J.K. Tong, M.S. Branham, Y. Huang, S. Yerci, S.V. Boriskina, G. Chen “Mismatched Front and Back Gratings for Optimum Light Trapping in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells,” Opt. Communicat. 2016, in press.

M.S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S.V. Boriskina, B.R. Hoard, S.E. Han, A. Ebong, G. Chen “Empirical comparison of random and periodic surface light-trapping structures for ultrathin silicon photovoltaics,” Adv. Opt. Materials, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500667.

S.V. Boriskina, L.A. Weinstein, W.-C. Hsu, J.K. Tong, and G. Chen, “Limiting efficiencies of photo-detection and solar energy conversion via internal emission of hot electrons and hot holes in gold,” Proc. SPIE 9608, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIII, 960816 (September 1, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2189678.

L.A. Weinstein, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, S.V. Boriskina, and G. Chen, “Enhanced absorption of thin-film photovoltaic cells using an optical cavity,” J. of Optics, vol. 17, no. 5, 055901, 2015.

M.S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S.V. Boriskina, B.R. Hoard, S.E. Han, and G. Chen, “15.7%  Efficient 10-µm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures,” Adv. Materials., vol. 27, no. 13, p. 2268, 2015.

G. Ni, N. Miljkovic, H. Ghasemi, X. Huang, S.V. Boriskina, C.-T. Lin, J.J. Wang, Y. Xu, M.M. Rahman, T.J. Zhang, G. Chen, “Volumetric solar heating of nanofluids for direct vapor generation,” Nano Energy, v. 17, pp. 290–301, 2015.

J. Loomis, L. Weinstein, S.V. Boriskina, X. Huang, V. Chiloyan, and G. Chen, “Diverging polygon-based modeling (DPBM) of concentrated solar flux distributions,” Solar Energy, v. 122, pp. 24-35, 2015. 

Near-field heat transfer & Thermo-photovoltaics

S.V. Boriskina, J.K. Tong, Y. Huang, J. Zhou, V. Chiloyan, and G. Chen, “Enhancement and tunability of near-field radiative heat transfer mediated by surface plasmon polaritons in thin plasmonic films,” Photonics, 2(2), 659-683, 2015.

J.K. Tong, W.-C. Hsu, Y. Huang, S.V. Boriskina, and G. Chen, “Thin-film ‘Thermal Well’ emitters and absorbers for high-efficiency thermophotovoltaics,” Scientific Reports, 5, Article no. 10661, 2015.

Y. Huang, S.V. Boriskina and G. Chen, “Electrically tunable near-field radiative heat transfer via ferroelectric materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 105, 244102, 2014.

S.V. Boriskina, G. Chen, “Exceeding the solar cell Shockley-Queisser limit via thermal up-conversion of low-energy photons,” Opt. Communicat. vol. 314, pp. 71–78, 2014 (see ArXiV version here).

Thermal management & detection

S.V. Boriskina, L.A. Weinstein, J.K. Tong, W.-C. Hsu, G. Chen, “Hybrid optical-thermal antennas for enhanced light focusing and local temperature control,” ACS Photonics, DOI:  10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00374, 2016.

S.V. Boriskina, “Nanoporous fabrics could keep you cool,” Science, 353(6303) 986-987, 2016.

S.V. Boriskina, J.K. Tong, W.-C. Hsu, B. Liao, Y. Huang, V. Chiloyan, G. Chen, “Heat meets light on the nanoscale,” Nanophotonics, 2016, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2016-0010.

S.V. Boriskina, L.A. Weinstein, W.-C. Hsu, J.K. Tong, and G. Chen, “Hybrid optical-thermal devices and materials for light manipulation and radiative cooling,”  Proc. SPIE 9546, Active Photonic Materials VII, 95461U (September 1, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2189679.

J.K. Tong, X. Huang, S.V. Boriskina, J. Loomis, Y. Xu, G. Chen, “Infrared-transparent visible-opaque fabrics for wearable personal thermal management,” ASC Photonics, 2 (6), pp 769–778, 2015.

V.N. Boriskin, N.I. Aizatsky, S.V. Boriskina, Y.P. Machehin, and A. Semenov, “Theoretical and Experimental Study of Temperature-Dependent Spectral Properties of Multilayer Metal-Dielectric Nano-Film Structures,” ICTON Int. Conference, Rome, Italy, July 2007.

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