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Special Issue "Organic, Inorganic, and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Photovoltaic Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 288

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jakapan Chantana
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan
Interests: compound semiconductor solar cell; perovskite solar cell; solar cell fabrication and characterization; device structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar cells are of wide interest as they can convert solar energy to electricity, which is a useful form of energy. Thin-film solar cells are promising for the low-cost solar cell. Thin-film solar cells based on perovskite and compound semiconductors, such as Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2, have attracted much attention since their high cell performances have been reported. The achievement is attributed to the developments of both materials and device structures, such as a new transparent conductive oxide, buffer, and window layer. Moreover, non-toxic compound semiconductors such as Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4, Cu2SnS3, SnS, and so on, are intriguing for the eco-friendly solar cell.  In this scope, the compound semiconductors, perovskite, and novel device structure are consequently considered.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit original research papers within the scope of this Special Issue. The paper can range from the fundamental properties of materials, their deposition and characterization, and the novel device structure.

Prof. Dr. Jakapan Chantana
Guest Editor

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  • Thin-film solar cell
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Perovskite
  • Device structure
  • Modelling
  • Material characterization

Published Papers

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