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Data on Technological Science Discussed by Y. Shu and Colleagues (FDTD analysis of the optical properties of vertical ZnO nanorod array)

July 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Science have been presented. According to news reporting from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Based on the structure and dimensions of a vertical ZnO nanorod array (V-ZNA) sample, an ideal 2-D photonic crystal model was established."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The optical properties of the V-ZNAs were analyzed with finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, and the influences of the geometry parameters, including the circumcircle diameters of the top and bottom surfaces (D (t) and D (b)) and the height (H) of the nanorods, and the pitch between each column (L), were discussed. High transmittance and low reflectance in the waveband of 400-800 nm were proved, and the highest transmittance can be obtained with D (t) < 50 nm, H=200 nm, and D (b)/L=0.85, which was verified by Effective Index Method (EIM)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The result indicates that V-ZNAs can be used as excellent light coupling element and antireflection material for solar energy applications."

For more information on this research see: FDTD analysis of the optical properties of vertical ZnO nanorod array. Science China-Technological Sciences, 2014;57(6):1147-1153. Science China-Technological Sciences can be contacted at: Science Press, 16 Donghuangchenggen North St, Beijing 100717, Peoples R China (see also Science).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Shu, Natl Inst Clean & Low Carbon Energy NICE, Beijing 102211, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Ye and J. Chen.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Science, People's Republic of China

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