Special Issue "Polymer-Based Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Organic Electronics (OPV, OPD, and Perovskite); Device Physics; Nanomaterials (Synthesis and Characterization); Nanomorphology Control; Nanopatterning; Oxide Materials; Stamping-Transfer Nanotechnology
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Today the world has serious energy problems due to various technological developments and the large energy consumption. In order to meet the exponential growth in energy demand, new energy systems must be developed to replace fossil fuels in order to limit CO2 emissions to ensure a sustainable future environment. Solar cells have been studied for a long time as a next-generation energy system owing to their promise as an environmentally friendly and infinite energy source.
Organic/inorganic and hybrid semiconductor-based electronic devices (e.g. photovoltaic cells, photo-sensors, thin film transistors, and light-emitting diodes) have the potential to provide a solution to present energy issues and to fulfil our future needs by fabricating large surface area, lightweight, and flexible panels through low-cost casting techniques.
In order to improve the performance of polymer-based solar cells, many strategies have been introduced such as: 1) synthesizing electron donor and acceptor materials with a wide absorption range; 2) higher charge carrier mobility (electrical parameters); 3) controlling the nano-morphology; 4) efficient buffer layers; 5) flexible conductive electrodes; and 6) development of new device structures and process, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the progress and phenomena related to organic electronic devices such as photovoltaic cells, photo-sensors, thin film transistors, and light-emitting diodes, etc. We look forward to your contribution describing your recent promising research.
Prof. Dr. Dong Hwan Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Organic electronic devices
- Organic/inorganic and hybrid semiconductor-based device
- Synthetic metals and newly designed process
- Photovoltaic cells
- Interface control
- Charge carrier dynamics
- Flexible transparent electrode
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Tentative title: singlet fission in organic solar cell materials
Dr. Dong-Wook Chang
Tentative title: new conjugated polymers for photovoltaic applications
Dr. Zaifang Li
Tentative title: PEDOT:PSS electrode based flexible polymer solar cells
Dr. Guoping Luo
Tentative title: ITO-free organic solar cells
Dr. Minjie Li
Tentative title: potential dyes design for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells using the quantum chemistry