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Special Issue "Overcoming the Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chandramouli Kulshreshtha
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Guest Editor
Umeå Universitet, Umea, Sweden
Interests: organic solar cells; perovskite solar cells; silicon solar cells; 2D materials (transition metal dichalcogenides such as MoS2 and WS2); ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy; molecular excited states; photoemission; angle and time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perovskite solar cells (PSC) have become one of the promising photovoltaic technologies for the future and have attracted significant attention recently because of a rapid rise in their power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 24.8%. The single-junction perovskite solar cells are yet to achieve the higher PCE needed for their commercialization. However, their tandem device structure along with silicon has reached 30% and is not too far from the theoretical limit of 35%. Therefore, the current requirement for PSCs is to discover new methods and materials for improving their performance in existing solution-processed devices. Other issues such as device stability and environmental compatibility also restrict the rapid deployment of solar panels with perovskite-based technology on the commercial scale. Materials for hole or electron transportation play a crucial role in the charge transportation in PSC devices. The goal of this Special Issue is to answer some of the most important scientific questions relating to PSC devices using new methods or materials as well as to find out how charge carrier transportation occurs using new materials. This Special Issue also aims to determine steps that can boost the photocurrent or fill factor and PCE of PSC devices, and to elucidate how design strategies of hole or electron transportation can improve the overall performance of PSCs along with improving device stability and environment compatibility.

Dr. Chandramouli Kulshreshtha
Guest Editor

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  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Single junction devices
  • Tandem device structure
  • Hole transport layer
  • Electron transport layer

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