Growth and Properties of Photovoltaic Materials

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 143

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Physics, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI 54311, USA
Interests: DFT; multiferroics heterostructures; photovoltaic materials; rechargeable ion batteries; transport calculations

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Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: charge transport in ferroelectric oxides; optical coatings; integrated photonics; gravitational wave science; materials characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The "Growth and Properties of Photovoltaic Materials" Special Issue serves as a pivotal platform for the exploration of solar energy technology. Photovoltaics, an essential component of our sustainable energy future, is at the forefront of a global shift toward cleaner energy sources. This Special Issue acts as a repository of knowledge, uniting experts, scientists, and engineers in their shared mission to advance our understanding and application of photovoltaic materials.

In essence, this Special Issue delves into the art of material growth, striking a balance between precision and innovation. Crafting high-performance photovoltaic materials is a delicate process of achieving crystalline perfection while preserving energy efficiency. Articles within this Special Issue illuminate crystal growth techniques, from vapor deposition to solution-based methods, crucial for robust solar cell development.

This exploration extends to core material properties. Material characterization, covering structural, optical, and electrical aspects, unveils molecular intricacies, paving the way for improved photovoltaic efficiency. Investigating semiconductor properties provides insights into charge separation and transport mechanisms, essential to solar cell operation.

The Special Issue also highlights thin-film solar cells and sustainable technologies for energy conversion. We invite experts, scholars, and practitioners to contribute their findings and insights, bridging the gap between theory and practical applications in the dynamic world of photovoltaic materials.

Dr. Mahmoud H. Hammouri
Dr. Marco Bazzan
Guest Editors

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  • photovoltaic materials
  • solar energy
  • crystal growth
  • semiconductor properties
  • energy conversion

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