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
Phone: +00972 2 6585325
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
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1318-1341; doi:10.3390/ma7021318
Received: 4 December 2013; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (968 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Role of SiNx Barrier Layer on the Performances of Polyimide Ga2O3-doped ZnO p-i-n Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells
Materials 2014, 7(2), 948-962; doi:10.3390/ma7020948
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 2 January 2014 / Accepted: 20 January 2014 / Published: 7 February 2014| PDF Full-text (2176 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Fabrication of CIS Absorber Layers with Different Thicknesses Using A Non-Vacuum Spray Coating Method
Materials 2014, 7(1), 206-217; doi:10.3390/ma7010206
Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 14 December 2013 / Accepted: 19 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014| PDF Full-text (1180 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Development of Efficient and Stable Inverted Bulk Heterojunction (BHJ) Solar Cells Using Different Metal Oxide Interfaces
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5796-5820; doi:10.3390/ma6125796
Received: 18 October 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 5 December 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013| PDF Full-text (458 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5478-5489; doi:10.3390/ma6125478
Received: 28 October 2013; in revised form: 17 November 2013 / Accepted: 19 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013| PDF Full-text (2349 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(11), 5440-5446; doi:10.3390/ma6115440
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 15 November 2013 / Published: 22 November 2013| PDF Full-text (300 KB)
Article: Development of Screen-Printed Texture-Barrier Paste for Single-Side Texturization of Interdigitated Back-Contact Silicon Solar Cell Applications
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4565-4573; doi:10.3390/ma6104565
Received: 10 July 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 12 October 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013| PDF Full-text (746 KB)
Article: Preparation and Optoelectronic Characteristics of ZnO/CuO-Cu2O Complex Inverse Heterostructure with GaP Buffer for Solar Cell Applications
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4479-4488; doi:10.3390/ma6104479
Received: 12 August 2013; in revised form: 25 September 2013 / Accepted: 29 September 2013 / Published: 9 October 2013| PDF Full-text (799 KB)
Last update: 15 April 2013