Special Issue "Advanced Polymer and Perovskite Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2021.
Interests: polymer solar cells; perovskite solar cells; mxene; batteries
The Guest Editor is inviting submissions for a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Advanced Polymer and Perovskite Solar Cells".
Polymer solar cells were considered a unique alternative to traditional inorganic solar cells until the sudden emergence of perovskite solar cells. A perovskite boom has occupied most researchers working on photovoltaics, even including polymer solar cells, leading to a drastic efficiency increase from 10% to 25% within the last 10 years. With the great success of perovskite solar cells, polymer solar cells have appeared to fade from core research areas. In 2017, an unexpected counter-attack surprisingly came from polymer solar cells with an unprecedentedly high efficiency of 13% at the time, and the efficiency keeps increasing, now reaching over 16%, which sheds new light on the polymer solar cell area, attracting again the researchers who moved to perovskite solar cell area. In this Special Issue, we would focus on any relevant energy conversion applications based on organic and perovskite materials, which could promote mutual developments of both solar cell research areas. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to the following:
- Organic solar cells
- Polymer solar cells
- Nonfullerene-based organic solar cells
- Nonfullerene-based polymer solar cells
- All polymer solar cells
- Organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells
- Inorganic perovskite solar cells
- Tandem solar cells
- Hybrid tandem solar cells
- Multi-junction solar cells
- Solar cell modules
- Large area solar cells
- Multi-functional devices
- Integrated devices
Dr. Jaemin Kong
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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- organic solar cells
- polymer solar cells
- perovskite solar cells
- tandem solar cells
- module solar cells