Special Issue "Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics in Photovoltaic Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: ultrafast phenomena; solar energy conversion; terahertz spectroscopy; organic electronics
The emergence of alternative energy harvesting technologies has prompted many research groups to attempt to understand the early time behavior of charge carriers in these materials systems. In particular, for photovoltaic solar cells, vast efforts have been dedicated to ultrafast spectroscopy of materials and devices, as these techniques give access to the intricacies of charge generation, transport, and recombination, among other photophysical processes. This Special Issue of Materials will provide a venue for ultrafast spectroscopists and material scientists investigating many emerging photovoltaic technolgies, which includes but is not limited to organic bulk heterojunction solar cells, dye/quantum-dot solar cells, and hybrid perovskite solar cells. Progress on inorganic photovoltaic materials such as copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) and copper indium gallim selenide (CIGS) is also encouraged.
Dr. Carlito S. Ponseca, Jr.
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- ultrafast phenomena
- transient spectroscopy
- solar energy conversion
- photovoltaic technologies