Special Issue "Materials for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Paola Vivo
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Guest Editor
Hybrid Solar Cells team, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Tampere University, P.O. Box 541 FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
Interests: organic and hybrid photovoltaics; perovskite solar cells; Pb-free perovskites; organic semiconductors; metal oxides; perovskite nanocrystals; charge carrier dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, extensive research efforts have been devoted to organic photovoltaics (OPVs) and perovskite solar cells (PSCs) emerging technologies. Both OPVs and PSCs have the potential advantages of being low-cost, lightweight, bendable, and aesthetically attractive. While OPVs commercialization has already been recently launched, the younger yet more efficient PSCs technology still needs some critical concerns, namely the toxicity of lead (Pb) and the mediocre stability of PSCs, to be overcome before they can enter the market. Both OPVs and PSCs still need further development from the materials perspective and device processing point of view to enhance their performance up to the theoretical limit, to boost their environmental stability, and to replace their toxic constituents with less harmful alternatives.

This Special Issue welcomes original research as well as review articles to be submitted before 31 October 2020.

Dr. Paola Vivo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Organic semiconductors
  • Pb-based and Pb-free perovskites
  • Charge selective contacts
  • Electrodes and substrates
  • Photovoltaic architectures
  • Computational modeling and machine learning
  • Advances in synthesis, thin-film deposition, and characterization
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Metal oxides
  • Perovskite nanocrystals
  • Electronic interactions at the photovoltaic interfaces

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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