Special Issue "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Bo-Tau Liu
Guest Editor
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan
Interests: optical film; photovoltaics; optoelectronic materials; nanomaterials, colloidal and interface science; environmental catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The consumption of fossil fuel leads to a significant impact on the environment and anxiety about its exhaustion. Solar energy is an alternative energy source to fossil fuels, which can be converted into electrical power through photovoltaic technologies. Over the past ten years, some emerging photovoltaics, such as perovskite solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and organic solar cells, have received great attention due to their high power conversion efficiency, light-weight, low-cost, and simple fabrication compared to traditional silicon solar cells. The maximum efficiency of perovskite solar cells in 2019 reached 25.2%, confirmed by the national renewable energy laboratory. However, many challenging issues are still unsolved for practical application.

This Special Issue will reflect the state-of-art nanomaterials and nanotechnologies applied in optoelectronics and photovoltaics with respect to design of electron and hole transport materials, novel absorbers, control of morphology and crystallization of absorbers, interface modification, defect engineering, new electrode materials, large-area/long stability fabrication, facile manufacturing, new device architectures, etc. Such technologies can make significant progress in the development of optoelectronics and photovoltaics. Contribution of original research and review articles are welcome.

Prof. Bo-Tau Liu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Quantum dot solar cells
  • Organic solar cells
  • Reliability, stability, and lifetime of photovoltaics
  • Novel materials for HTL, ETL, and electrodes
  • Interface engineering for improved efficiency and stability
  • Large-are, flexible-substrate fabrication
  • New prospects, processes, technologies on fabrication

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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