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Special Issue "Silicon and Graphene Based Materials and Related Devices"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 4067
Special Issue Editors
Interests: silicon; solar cells; recombination; wafer cleaning; heterojunctions; carrier-selective contacts (CSCs); contact resistivity
Interests: light trapping; transparent conductive oxide; thin film solar cells; silicon heterojunction solar cells; carrier-selective contacts solar cells
Interests: silicon photovoltaics; cell and module degradation; accelerated testing; material characterization; encapsulants; reliability
Interests: silicon photovoltaics; semiconductors; graphene; characterization; defects
Interests: silicon solar cells; selective passivated contacts (HJT, TOPCon); surface and interface structuring; conditioning and characterization; thin film analysis
Special Issue Information
Silicon-based solar cell devices and modules currently occupy a lion’s share of the PV market, and it has been forecasted that this trend will continue in the foreseeable future. Given that the sun provides a limitless source of renewable energy, conversion of this solar energy into electricity using solar cells is the key to a sustainable energy outlook in the near future and beyond. At the same time, graphene has emerged as a promising material for a wide range for energy applications, such as batteries and supercapacitors, which can be attributed to its extremely high surface area to volume ratio. Keeping this in mind, our goal is to provide a platform to everyone for reporting recent advances in Silicon PV devices and modules as well as graphene-based materials for energy applications.
We invite researchers to contribute rapid research letters, full papers, and review articles related to various aspects of silicon PV as well as graphene-based materials for energy applications. This includes, but is not restricted to,
- Passivation materials and passivated contacts for very high-efficiency silicon solar cells;
- Advanced material characterization of silicon PV materials and devices using XRD, SEM, EDS, EELS, TEM, HAADF-STEM, SIMS, RBS, etc.;
- Silicon PV modules: degradation, losses, and reliability study;
- Device simulations to help improve efficiency of silicon solar cells;
- Graphene-based materials for energy storage, such as batteries and supercapacitors;
- Graphene for various energy applications, such as solar panels, fuel cell catalysts, fuel rods for nuclear reactors, and so on.
Dr. Haider Ali
Dr. Shahzada Qamar Hussain
Dr. Archana Sinha
Dr. Michelle Vaqueiro Contreras
Dr. Anamaria Moldovan
Dr. Hisham Nasser
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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