Special Issue "Photovoltaic Materials 2012"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi
Department of Chemistry, Chernoff Hall, Room 310, Queen's University, 90 Bader Lane, Kingston ON, Canada K7L 3N6
Website: http://www.chem.queensu.ca/people/faculty/Nunzi/nunzi.html
E-Mail: jeanmichel.nunzi@chem.queensu.ca
Interests: light-matter interaction in organic materials and nanostructures; chiral photonics; organic semiconductors and devices; photovoltaic effect; photo-induced effects and self-organization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


  • 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

Published Papers (2 papers)

by  and
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
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by , , , ,  and
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
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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