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Special Issue "Advances in Quantum Dot Solar Cells"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Anthony Krier

Department of Physics Lancaster, University Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YB, UK
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Driven by the need for renewable energy generation, the last decade has produced a substantial growth of research into a variety of solar cell technologies worldwide. Efficient generation and low cost of ownership present significant challenges for scientists and engineers in the fabrication, characterization and implementation of photovoltaics. Different types of quantum dot nanostructures are actively being developed and offer real opportunities to overcome the obstacles which prevent the widespread uptake of solar cell technology, as well as being of considerable scientific interest. This special issue seeks to highlight recent developments in quantum dot solar cells encompassing both fundamental and technological advances, including contributions from the following key areas;

  • Preparation and characterization of III-V quantum dot solar cells
  • Quantum dot intermediate band solar cells
  • Multiple exciton generation in semiconductor quantum dots
  • Colloidal quantum  dot sensitized solar cells
  • Graphene quantum dots and nanocomposites in  solar cells
  • Modeling and simulation of quantum dot solar cells
  • Photonics and plasmonics for photovoltaics
  • Light-induced charge carrier dynamics at nanostructured interfaces

We welcome papers on basic research, as well as contributions from the industrial perspective to effectively capture and represent the state-of-the-art, encourage interactions and stimulate sustainable development in photovoltaic renewable energy solutions worldwide.

Prof. Tony Krier
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • quantum dots
  • intermediate band
  • colloidal quantum dots
  • nanocomposites
  • photonics
  • plasmonics
  • excitons

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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