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Special Issue "Challenges towards Upscaling and Stabilization of Perovskite Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
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Interests: perovskite solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; sodium batteries; polymer electrolytes; integrated devices
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Almost 10 years after their first use in the photovoltaic field, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are now hybrid devices that, in addition to having reached silicon performance, can accelerate energy transition and boost the use of abundant elements for their manufacturing process. However, use of precious metals, scarcity of large-scale fabrication processes able to prepare modules with reproducible performances, and a worldwide accepted aging protocol still slow down the industrialization of this technology.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect high-profile articles and reviews proposing novel strategies towards upscaling and stabilization of PSCs. Novel front- and back-electrode solutions, emerging solar cells’ fabrication at large scale, integration of PV units with energy-storage technologies, replacement of costly metals, and significant long-term stability tests will be welcomed and diffused in the widespread Molecules scientific community.
Dr. Federico Bella
Dr. Shijing Sun
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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. Molecules 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 1800 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.
- Perovskite solar cells
- Au-free back-electrodes
- Large-scale fabrication
- Long-term stability
- Carbon-based devices
- Integrated energy conversion and storage
- Aging protocols
- Low-cost HTMs
- PV modules
- Circular economy
- Biosourced components
- In-depth characterization