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Nicholas Hylton

  • PhD
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Imperial College London
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Research interests

Silicon nanocrystalsInGaNGaNQuantum DotsInGaAsGaAsPlasmonicsPhotovoltaicsQuantum WellsOptical spectroscopy


I am a post doctoral research associate at Imperial College London where I am a member of two research groups; the Quantum Photovoltaics group, led by Dr Ned Ekins-Daukes and the Nanoplasmonics group, led by Prof. Stefan Maier. My research is part of a European funded project known as PRIMA (Plasmon Resonance for IMproving the Absorption of solar cells) and involves the use of metallic nanoparticles to enhance the absorption of quantum well solar cells.

Co-authors (86)

Recent publications

  • Nanoparticle scattering for multijunction solar cells

    • Mellor A
    • Hylton N
    • Höhn O
    • et al.
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  • The purpose of a photon ratchet in intermediate band solar cells

    • Pusch A
    • Yoshida M
    • Hylton N
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Professional experience

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Imperial College London

June 2010 - Present

Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of Manchester

March 2010 - May 2010(2 months)

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

The University of Manchester

February 2009 - March 2010(a year)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The University of Manchester

September 2005 - May 2007(2 years)


Ph.D. - Photon Physics

The University of Manchester

September 2005 - March 2010(5 years)

MPhys (Hons) - Physics

UMIST - University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

September 2000 - July 2004(4 years)