Special Issue "Solar Energy Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claes-Göran S. Granqvist
The Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, PO Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
E-Mail: claes-goran.granqvist@angstrom.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 30 67
Fax: +46 18 50 01 31
Interests: materials science for solar energy and energy savings; this includes thin films and nanomaterials for sensors, photocatalysis, electrochromics and thermochromics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar energy materials are used to harness the sun’s energy to the benefit of mankind. Their optical properties are tuned to the radiation that prevails in our ambience and they can absorb, reflect, transmit or emit radiation in the wavelength ranges for thermal, solar and visible radiation. Among their applications we note solar cells of many types, solar thermal collectors, energy efficient windows and facades with static or dynamic properties, photo-catalytic converters, self-cleaning surfaces, surfaces for passive radiative cooling, to and many more. The materials can be metals, semiconductors and dielectrics including polymers; they can bulk-like as well as thin films. Nanomaterials are of particular interest. Fundamental and applied work, including thin film deposition, is of interest for this journal issue.

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claes-Göran S. Granqvist

Keywords

  • solar cells
  • solar collectors
  • energy efficient windows and facades
  • smart windows
  • transparent conductors
  • solar photo-catalysis
  • sky cooling
  • thin films
  • nanomaterials

Published Papers (7 papers)

Materials 2010, 3(12), 5143-5168; doi:10.3390/ma3125143
Received: 26 October 2010; Accepted: 2 December 2010 / Published: 6 December 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(12), 5029-5053; doi:10.3390/ma3125029
Received: 18 October 2010; in revised form: 18 November 2010 / Accepted: 23 November 2010 / Published: 26 November 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(11), 4939-4949; doi:10.3390/ma3114939
Received: 22 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(11), 4922-4938; doi:10.3390/ma3114922
Received: 8 October 2010; in revised form: 4 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 November 2010 / Published: 12 November 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(11), 4915-4921; doi:10.3390/ma3114915
Received: 19 October 2010; Accepted: 2 November 2010 / Published: 8 November 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(11), 4892-4914; doi:10.3390/ma3114892
Received: 25 September 2010; Accepted: 25 October 2010 / Published: 2 November 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(10), 4773-4783; doi:10.3390/ma3104773
Received: 23 August 2010; in revised form: 26 September 2010 / Accepted: 14 October 2010 / Published: 15 October 2010
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