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Special Issue "Nano-Structured Materials for Solar Cells and Gas Sensors"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2022) | Viewed by 228

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Davor Gracin
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Guest Editor
Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: thin solid films; semiconductors; nano-structures; deposition and characterization; structure; optical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to give your contribution to

Special Issue "Nano-Structured Materials for Solar Cells and Gas Sensors"

Aim and Scope

Nanostructures imply the possibility of adjusting properties of materials for specific needs, in particular devices by variation of size, due to quantum size effects, and by changing the chemical composition of the surface, due to large surface-to-volume ratio.

This Special Issue aims to give a brief overview of the current state of the development of the nanostructured materials (semiconductors, metal oxides, and composite thin films) for use in photovoltaic conversion and gas sensors. This includes active and passive elements of solar cells and sensors, with an emphasis on properties of nano-structural materials, methods of deposition, and characterization concerning their specific roles in the final device. The expected contributions should cover a broad field of research, from theory, experiment, specific characterization methods, material properties related to specific structures, core-shell particles, alloys, thin films, and multi-layers, to device properties and perspectives.

Dr. Davor Gracin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nano-structured materials
  • deposition methods
  • characterization
  • solar cells
  • gas sensors

Published Papers

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