Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: dye-sensitized solar cells; perovskite solar cells; electrochemistry; electrochemical deposition; photoelectrochemistry; screen-printing; ink-jet printing; spin coating; thermal evaporation; spray-pyrolysis
The variety of materials and the advantageous properties in terms of both economic and environmental friendliness are the greatest strengths of dye-sensitized solar cells. At each component in the device, choice of materials depends on the aim: dyes, mesoporous semiconductors, redox mediators, and counter electrode materials. Each material and molecule has unique properties, such as energy conversion, light absorption property, stability, adsorption, impact on the environment, charge transfer, and preparation processes. Each component interacts with the others to make the device properties. The development of materials and molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells is the key to improving the uniqueness of dye-sensitized solar cells.
This Special Issue addresses nanomaterials for dye-sensitized solar cells. I invite the community to support Nanomaterials in this initiative by submitting papers with the state-of-the-art materials and molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells, new preparation methods for the fabrication of devices and/or materials, and characterization methods. Your contribution helps the community to see a future direction of the research in dye-sensitized solar cells.Dr. Kazuteru Nonomura
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- Dye molecules
- Mesoporous semiconductor
- Blocking layer
- Adsorption of dye molecules
- Redox mediator
- Counter electrode
- Flexible substrate
- Low-temperature process
- Charge transfer analysis/loss mechanism
- Solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
- P-type dye-sensitized solar cells