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Special Issue "Advances in Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
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Interests: Organic Solar Cells; Perovskite Solar Cells; Donor or Acceptor Polymers;Donor or Acceptor Small Organic Molecules;Novel Devices Architectures; Stability; Hole Transporting Layers (HTLs); Electron Transporting Layers (ETLs)
Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) represent an outstanding class of photovoltaic technology, which has the potential to provide good Power Conversion Efficiencies (PCE), employing cheap, easily tunable polymeric or small molecule organic materials. In addition, these materials are compatible with industrial processes, thus, indicating potential low-cost upscaling. During the last few decades, a great deal of research has shed light on the operation principles of OSCs and has allowed the optimization of materials and devices. Thus, ten years ago, highly-efficient devices were obtained by employing blends of low-bandgap polymers and PCBM. Nowadays, the employment of non-fullerene acceptors in blends with donor polymers has allowed the obtention of a PCE over 13% (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 , 7148–7151). Perovskite-based solar cells, have revolutionized the photovoltaic field in the last ten years. An impressive leap in PCE from 3% in 2009 to 23% in 2018 has attracted the attention of many researchers and industries, which are now fully devoted to the optimization of the stability of these interesting devices.
In this Special Issue, we would like to cover all important aspects concerning OSCs or PSCs, including novel materials, photopysical investigations, stability measurements, or innovations in device architectures.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Juan Luis Delgado
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- Organic Solar Cells
- Perovskite Solar Cells
- Donor or Acceptor Polymers
- Donor or Acceptor Small Organic Molecules
- Novel Devices Architectures
- Hole Transporting Layers (HTLs)
- Electron Transporting Layers (ETLs)