Special Issue "Advances in Emerging Solar Cells"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2019).
Interests: nanochemistry; materials chemistry; materials science; carbon nanomaterials; graphene; carbon nanotubes; two-dimensional materials; energy; photovoltaic; perovskite solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; heterojunction solar cells; electrochemistry; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis
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There is a clear need to make energy production cheap, readily accessible, and deployable in a vast array of locations, while ensuring that its production is environmentally friendly. Solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, are renewable sources of energy that are sustainable and totally inexhaustible. In particular, emerging solar cells have received intense attention because these classes of solar cells, in comparison to traditional silicon solar cells, promise to be less expensive, lighter, more flexible, and portable. Despite these features, there are some challenges that restrict the possible commercialization of these technologies. Many of these challenges can be addressed with the use of nanostructured materials. Over the past years, excellent research progress has been made in this cutting-edge research area. Moreover, it is very likely that the use of nanomaterials will contribute significantly to the future development of these emerging solar technologies.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect state-of-the-art works on photovoltaics, in particular on the application of nanostructured materials for emerging solar cells. In addition to original research papers, comprehensive review articles highlighting recent advances that have been made in the field of emerging solar cells are most welcomed. As such, it is my great pleasure to invite you to submit contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Munkhbayar Batmunkh
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- Emerging solar cells
- Perovskite solar cells
- Dye-sensitized solar cells
- Organic solar cells
- Quantum-dot sensitized solar cells
- Excitonic solar cells
- Heterojunction solar cells
- Silico–carbon solar cells