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Special Issue "Emerging Photovoltaic Materials for High-performance/stable Photovoltaic Applications"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Donghyeop Shin

Korea Institute of Energy Research, Photovoltaics Laboratory
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Interests: Novel solar energy material synthesis, Inorganic semiconductors, Photovoltaic/photocatalytic devices, Nano-scale material/device characterization
Guest Editor
Dr. Hun Park

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
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Interests: Dye-sensitized solar cells, Si-based solar cells, Anodization, TiO2 nanostructures, Electochemical impedance spectroscopy
Guest Editor
Dr. Nikolai Tsvetkov

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability
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Interests: Photovoltaics, Nanomaterials and interfaces, Perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Jun Hong Noh

School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
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Interests: Solar cells, photoelectrochemical cells, oxide nanoparticles and thin films, inorganic-organic hybrid crystals, perovskite halides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Various photovoltaics (PV) devices employing inorganic, organic, and hybrid organic-inorganic materials have shown notable progress in terms of improving power conversion efficiency and stability over the past decade. Disovery of superior PV materials, maximum utilization of sunlight through tandem device structure, defect engineering by nanotechnology, and introduction of novel functional nanostructure led to the improvement in PV device performance exceeding more than 22%. Nevertheless, the aforementioned PV devices are still suffering from critical issues such as material scarcity, instability, toxicity, power generation cost and etc. To address such challenges of PV materials and devices, this special issue aims to discuss the state-of-the-art advances in various PV applications including inorganic (e.g., Si, CIGSSe, CZTSSe), dye-sensitized, organic, and organic-inorganic hybrid (i.e., perovskite) solar cells. Thus, we would like to invite authors to submit their original and high-quality research articles or review papers on novel PV material design/synthesis, device structure, and material/device processing, advanced characterization technologies and modeling toward high-performance/stable photovoltaic devices. 

Topics to be covered in this special issue

-Earth-abundant photovoltaic materials and high efficiency devices beyond chalcopyrite-based chalcogenides

- Emerging orgainc-inorganic hybrid photovoltaic materials and devices with long-term stability beyond Pb-based perovskite halides

- Novel photovoltaic device structure, chacracterization and modeling toward ultrahigh PV performance

※ PV absorber materials will not be limited to well-known Si, CZTSSe, MAPbI3, and related compounds.

Dr. Donghyeop Shin
Dr. Hun Park
Dr. Nikolai Tsvetkov
Prof. Jun Hong Noh
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • photovoltaic material
  • solar cells
  • earth-abundant and eco-friendly absorbers
  • multi-junction device
  • advanced materials/device characterization
  • device modeling

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