Special Issue "Organic Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: graphene; 2D nanomaterials; biomaterials; metal oxides; materials science; chemistry; energy devices; organic photovoltaics; perovskite solar cells; energy storage; water technologies
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During the last two decades, significant research effort has been undertaken regarding the development and progress of organic solar cells (OSCs) towards the boost of their competitiveness in relation to silicon technology. Owing to several attractive properties, including light weight, flexibility, low manufacturing costs, and compatibility with large-area printing processes, OSCs are considered one of the most prominent photovoltaic technologies for sustainable energy production. Very recently, alternative approaches such as tandem structures, dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), ternary systems, new donors, and fullerene free acceptors design and synthesis have skyrocketed the performance of OSCs by over 15%.
The present Special Issue of Energies focuses on new insights and approaches, as well as the potential improvement of the overall stability and performance of lab or larger scale OSCs. In this context, we invite researchers to submit original research articles, communications, as well as review and perspective articles, on fundamental studies and findings of OSCs, related to device engineering optimization and novel materials design and synthesis/modification (small molecules, polymers, 2D nanomaterials, metal oxides, dyes, etc.) for stronger light harvesting, improved carriers’ mobilities and charge transfer, energy levels control, energy loss reduction, and better layers’ morphology.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- OSCs (normal/inverted structure);
- Tandem solar cells;
- Ternary solar cells;
- OSCs incorporating 2D nanomaterials;
- Electrode materials;
Dr. Minas M. Stylianakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bulk heterojunction
- charge/energy transfer
- buffer layers
- photovoltaic performance
- device engineering optimization