Special Issue "Advances in Quantum Dot Solar Cells"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Anthony Krier
Department of Physics Lancaster, University Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YB, UK
Website: http://www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/people/anthony-krier
E-Mail: a.krier@lancaster.ac.uk

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


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

Published Papers

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Last update: 18 February 2014

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