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Special Issue "Nanostructured Photovoltaic Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Tel. +1(916) 792 6272
Interests: nanotechnology; thin films; surface modification; nanoarchitecture; electrochemical template synthesis; photovoltaics; renewable energy; energy storage
The search for new materials, new processes and new material designs for high efficiency light harvesting, trapping and conversion to electricity has become the biggest challenge of the century. Synergistic relationships between materials science, chemistry, physics, electric, electronic and optics have contributed to the extraordinary growth in the field of nanomaterials for photovoltaic applications. In particular, nanostructured photovoltaics have already proven rapid developments and are marked to revolutionize our everyday life. The exciting developments in the field of the light trapping features of nanostructures and solar cell nano-engineered architecture present challenges with unique opportunities to explore new ideas regarding nanostructure integration into photovoltaics.
In this Special Issue of Micromachines we invite contributions on the latest developments on nanostructured photovoltaics with improved efficiency from all types of solar cells employing nanostructures, low dimensionality features and emerging technologies in nano-integration. We would like to open the discussions for future directions and challenges in the development of nanostructured photovoltaic devices.
Dr. Ruxandra Vidu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Thin films solar cells
- Multijunction solar cells
- Low dimensionalities
- Quantum dots
- Quantum well superlattice
- Plasmonic nanostructures
- Light trapping
- Multi-exciton solar cells
- Hot carrier
- Si quantum dot tandem cells
- Dye-sensitized solar cells
- Nanopatterned solar cells