Special Issue "Photovoltaic Materials 2012"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)
Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi
Department of Chemistry, Chernoff Hall, Room 310, Queen's University, 90 Bader Lane, Kingston ON, Canada K7L 3N6
Interests: light-matter interaction in organic materials and nanostructures; chiral photonics; organic semiconductors and devices; photovoltaic effect; photo-induced effects and self-organization
Photovoltaic materials are developing at a fast pace owing to intensive research aimed at lowering the cost, increasing the efficiency and stability of solar cells and modules. Motivation is the development of a sustainable, renewable and unlimited energy resource accessible to the citizens of our global world. With this special issue of the open access journal Materials specially dedicated to Photovoltaic Materials, we aim at offering to the vast internet community of students, engineers and researchers a broad picture of the present status, recent advances and future prospects of photovoltaic materials, their properties, stability and efficiency characteristics upon integration into solar cells and modules.
Submission will concern advanced photovoltaic materials and their application into: amorphous, nano-, poly- and crystalline solar cells; thin film solar cells; compound semiconductor, heterostructures, tandem and multijunction cells; dyes and dye-sensitized cells; quantum-dot, quantum-wire, quantum-well and nano-solar cells; organic and polymer cells.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- hybrid and nano-structured materials
- nano-tube, graphene and carbon allotropes
- biological and green chemistry materials
- amorphous, nano-, poly- and crystalline semiconductors
- thin film and compound semiconductors
- quantum-dot, quantum-wire, quantum-wells
- dyes organic, and polymer semoconductors
- heterostructures, tandems and multijunctions
- up-, down conversion and multi-exciton processes
- antenna and rectenna photovoltaics
Article: Guidelines for the Bandgap Combinations and Absorption Windows for Organic Tandem and Triple-Junction Solar Cells
Materials 2012, 5(10), 1933-1953; doi:10.3390/ma5101933
Received: 23 August 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 16 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (873 KB)
Article: MoO3 Thickness, Thermal Annealing and Solvent Annealing Effects on Inverted and Direct Polymer Photovoltaic Solar Cells
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2521-2536; doi:10.3390/ma5122521
Received: 1 November 2012; in revised form: 16 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 27 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (430 KB) | Supplementary Files
Last update: 18 January 2013