Special Issue "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Claudia Barolo
Department of Chemistry, NIS Interdeparmental Centre, INSTM Reference Centre, University of Torino, Via Giuria 7 and Via Quarello 15, 10100 Torino, Italy
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of functional organic and metal-organic molecules (mailny surfactants and chromogens) and hybrid materials (organo-inorganic frameworks) for fine chemicals, with non conventional and technological applications (photonics, nanotechnology, biotechnology), with a special attention to the hybrid solar field (dye-sensitized solar cell)
Research in the field of dye-sensitized solar cells is living a special moment. On the one hand, there is the enormous growing of perovskite-based solar cells. On the other hand, the majority of the research groups focused their effort on demonstrating the real potentiality of this technology from an industrial point of view. Therefore, interesting recent papers have been centered on:
- Reproducible and stable devices
- New colors (i.e., near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dyes)
- Bio-sustainable materials
- Low corrosive not colored redox couples
- Solid or quasi-solid electrolytes
At the same time, more and more studies on p-type devices have been presented, as starting key point to develop tandem devices. In this Special Issue we welcome any contribution in all these emerging topics (both research and review papers) in order to offer, to the reader, a broad overview of the recent efforts on these topics.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Barolo
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- solid or quasi solid stable electrolytes
- perovskite and quantum dots based cells
- reproducibility and stability of the device
- bio and sustainable materials
- NIR and/or p-type sensitizers