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Special Issue "Organic Materials for Energy: From Synthesis to Application"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2022) | Viewed by 2324
Special Issue Editor
Interests: organic synthetic methodologies; organic semiconductor materials; chemico-structural characterization; solution-processed organic semiconductor films
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Special Issue Information
Efficient and sustainable energy productions and applications are mandatory in our near future. Energy coming from non-renewable resources, such as oil, natural gas and coal have detrimental effects on public health and the environment no longer sustainable. Energy from renewable sources is now a necessity as well as a challenge for an “ever greener and eco-friendly” society. Energy conversion, energy storage, smart applications play a key role in this view and their development is tightly related to the availability of suitable technologies and materials. Organic materials for energy are a class of materials of great potentiality since they allow fabrication of lightweight, flexible and cheap devices, suitable for simple solution processing methods and large area production. Their chemico-physical properties can be easily tuned by synthesis and proper functionalization of the molecular structure, in order to optimize the performance in device. In the face of continuous advancement some critical issue have to be overcome in order to unfold their potential and gain real applications. Key issues in the development of organic-based devices for energy are material design, structure and properties, interfaces, solid state aggregation and morphology of the active layer, charge transport, device architecture and long-term stability. Understanding the structure-properties correlation is fundamental to tailor organic materials with right properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to address current challenges associated with all these issues, from synthesis and characterization to device fabrication and theoretical study, looking at the advancement of scientific knowledge as the key tool to improving device performance towards useful and appealing technological applications.
I would like to cordially invite you to share your outstanding achievements and submit a paper to this Special Issue.
Dr. Antonio Cardone
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- organic materials
- organic photovoltaics
- structure–properties correlation
- solid-state aggregation
- solid-state morphology
- charge transport