Special Issue "Perovskite Materials for Photovoltaic Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Andreja Gajović
Guest Editor
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: metal oxides; perovskite materials; photovoltaics; photocatalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perovskites are materials that adopt the same crystal structure as calcium titanate (CaTiO3), namely, ABX3. There are hundreds of different materials that adopt this structure and with multiple properties, but in this Special Issue, the papers that study preparation and characterization of the perovskite materials with properties essential for photovoltaic application are appreciated.

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is the term used for photovoltaic cells with hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite as absorbing material, so papers studying the formation, structure, and morphology of perovskite layers and the optimization of bandgap, efficiency, toxicity, long-term stability, hysteresis in current–voltage characteristics, and other properties of PSCs are broadly welcomed. The topics relevant to the issue also include the investigation of other materials having perovskite structures, including inorganic perovskites, for building into photovoltaic devices as any other layer of the solar cell.

The papers that study innovative perovskite materials for use in photovoltaic applications as well as examination of their structural, optical, electrical, and other properties important for photovoltaic application are also of interest. This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts that include correlation of the functional properties of perovskite materials with chemical composition, micro- and nanostructure, morphology, and preparation methods.

Theoretical studies aiming to predict preferred properties for the photovoltaic application of perovskite materials are also in the scope of this Special Issue.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Andreja Gajović
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • perovskite materials
  • photovoltaic application
  • functional properties
  • structure
  • preparation methods

Published Papers

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