Special Issue "Solar Energy Materials 2013"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Dr. Lioz Etgar
The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Interests: excitonic solar cells; hybrid materials; optoelectronic properties; nanomaterials; photovoltaic characterization
More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour (4.3 × 1020 J) than all the energy consumed on the planet in a year (4.1 × 1020 J). There is a huge gap between our present use of solar energy and its potential, which defines the grand challenge in energy research.
In this special issue on “Solar Energy Materials” we are soliciting original experimental and theoretical papers and some critical reviews that utilized new and advanced materials for solar energy. We are looking for contributions on,
- Photovoltaic solar cells, covering nanostructures solar cells, dye sensitized solar cells, organic photovoltaic, multijunction solar cells and extremely thin absorber cells.
- Photothermal materials and devices, including heat storage materials.
- Photoelectrochemical materials and devices, covering photoelectrodes, photocatalysis, photoconversion and solar desalination systems and their applications.
- Optical Properties of materials, including light trapping, texturizing and solar concentrators.
- Contributions regarding novel absorber materials which can be used in solar energy systems.
- Materials for energy storage.
Experimental and numerical research on design, fabrication, characterization, properties, and applications of solar energy materials and structures are welcomed.
Dr. Lioz Etgar
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.
- photovoltaic solar cells
- materials for energy storage
- photoelectrochemical devices and materials.
- solar thermal
- mesoporous materials
- hole transport materials