Special Issue "Emerging Functional Devices and Advanced Photovoltaic Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: Solar cells; Photoelectric Devices; Energy Devices; Functional Devices; Transparent Solar cells, Metal oxides; Solar Materials; Quantum Dots; 2D materials
Researchers have tried to alternate the conventional and addictive fossil fuels to the renewable energy methods. Due to the limit of fossil energy-resources, human beings have been expected to encounter the energy shortage in future. However, developing, actually allowing the use of shale oil resources, the human beings may not entered the stage of oil shortage in the near future. But we know the fossil fuel is not permanent and causes the inevitable global warming and degrades the air quality.
Sustainable energy is ultimately desirable and clean method is highly required.
We may resolve the issue by developing high-efficient photovoltaic (PV) cells and functional photoelectric devices. High-performing efficiency of solar cells can accelerate their competition in market. Moreover neo-concept of photovoltaics cells will induce the appearance of new needs, such as transparent PV cells.
Transparent photovoltaic (TPV) device is the solar cell having high transparency in the visible-range light. And thus, human beings may not recognize the existence of TPV entities but the electric energy is generated through the invisible power generator. This kind of invisible TPV may open a new era for on-demand energy supplying system, by being applied in windows of cell phones, displays, vehicles, and buildings.
Various approaches are undertaking for the high-performing solar cells and functional electric devices. Dealing of electrical and optical aspects, different types of issues are considerable, including, junction processes, heterojunction structures, tandem designs, light management designs, and functional material adoptions and so on. This special issue covers the neo-concept designs and suggestions for photovoltaics cells, photoelectric devices and functional devices for energy applications.
Prof. Dr. Joondong Kim
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- Emerging photoelectric devices
- Solar cells
- Transparent solar cells
- Tandem solar cells
- Quantum dots
- Transparent electrodes
- Transparent conductive oxide
- Metal oxide
- 2D materials
- Functional devices