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Special Issue "Graphene/Carbon Nanotubes Application in Solar Cells"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2017

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Joe Shapter

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia
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Interests: macromolecular and materials chemistry; nanotechnology; physical chemistry; biosensors; carbon nanotubes; biological membranes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The production of new methods to create the energy required for society is critically important for the future, especially in light of the continuously rising demand. Continuous use of fossil fuels would cause significant environmental issues. One important option is the development of new, so-called third generation, photovoltaic devices or solar cells. Some of the challenges for these devices include attaining high efficiencies that are stable for long times, making cells that have areas high enough to be commercially relevant, maximising deployment opportunities by making flexible, lightweight cells and developing reproducible production methods that will keep device costs low. Many of these challenges can be addressed with the use of nanocarbons, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide or reduced graphene oxide. These materials have been used in every component of various devices and have shown many very promising results.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit contributions that address some of the key challenges through the use of nanocrabons in the development of new photovoltaics devices, including, but not limited to, organophotovoltaic cells, perovskite cells and dye sensitised cells.

Prof. Dr. Joe Shapter
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. Materials 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 1500 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.


  • photovoltaic devices
  • solar cells
  • carbon nanotubes
  • graphene
  • graphene oxide
  • reduced graphene oxide
  • flexible solar cells
  • lightweight solar cells
  • solar cell efficiency

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This special issue is now open for submission.

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