Special Issue "Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.
Interests: nanomaterials; photocatalysis; solar hydrogen; solar cells
The world is now facing two major crises: serious energy shortages and accelerating climate change. Solutions to these crises are interlinked, and the adoption of clean energy sources could solve both crises. For this purpose, scientists all over the world are working to develop various devices or systems to convert solar energy efficiently into electrical, chemical, or thermal energy. Like in most other research fields, nanotechnology is demonsrating huge potential in this field because the fascinating optical and electronical properties of nanomaterials play an important role in solar energy conversion and storage. However, low energy-conversion-efficiency, photocorrosion, and high-cost and complicated synthesis routes of nanomaterials are the main problems for their practical application. To obtain solutions of these problems and further advance this field, it is very important to share new research results and information among scientists. This Special Issue aims to share recent progress and developments in nanotechnology for solar energy conversion and storage. We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles covering a broad range of subjects, from modeling nanomaterials to new device applications for solar energy conversion and storage.
Prof. Bashir A. Arima
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Semiconductor nanomaterials and nanostructured films (synthesis, characterization, and applications)
- Solar cells (quantum dots, organic–inorganic hydride, dye-sensitized, thin-film solar cell, etc.)
- Solar hydrogen (photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic hydrogen production)
- Nanophotocatalysis for CO2 reduction
- Nanophotocatalysis for chemical reactions, air, and water remediation
- Nanomaterials for solar to thermal energy conversion and storage
- Mechanistic studies, engineering, and modeling on nanophotocatalysts.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Design and Implementation of an Intelligent ANFIS Controller on a Raspberry Pi Nano-computer for Photovoltaic Pumping Intended for Drip Irrigation
Authors: Siwar Bellahirich*; Dhafer Mezghani; Abdelkader Mami
Affiliation: UR-LAPER, UR17ES11, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia.