Special Issue "Novel Organic-Inorganic Photovoltaic Materials"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Laura Ciammaruchi
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Guest Editor
Eni S.p.A - Renewable Energy and Material Science Research Center (DE-R&D) via G. Fauser 4, 28100 Novara, Italy
Interests: organic photovoltaic (OPV); characterization of novel optoelectronic materials and devices; OPV degradation and stability; OPV up-scale process
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Romero Herrero
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Guest Editor
Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: organic solar cells and photodetectors; perovskite solar cells and photodetectors; impedance spectroscopy; organic/perovskite solar cell degradation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photovoltaic (PV) systems based on novel organic/inorganic semiconductors offer exciting technological applications due to their high versatility and low manufacturing cost, ideally based on coating of patterned electrodes/semiconductors in a printable fashion.

In this framework, the quest for combined efficiency, stability, and low cost of materials, becomes crucial for the development of viable PV products. Various combinations of novel organic and/or hybrid structures have been investigated in order to improve overall solar cell efficiency. At the same time though, no improvement in efficiency/stability can be separated from a deep understanding, at a more fundamental level, of the key issues related to the very basic PV material properties. Having a cost-effective PV scalability process of manufacture is another essential request to fulfill, in order to truly enable PV large-scale production.

This Special Issue welcomes original research as well as review articles aiming to focus on the latest research and achievements linking the three aforementioned key parameters—efficiency, stability and scalability—with all those novel organic/inorganic materials being synthesized and investigated at present, for application in the field of energy conversion.

Topics may include (among others):

  • D/A materials and interface optimization
  • Thermal and light stability of photovoltaic materials; moisture an oxygen; encapsulation methods
  • Photovoltaic active layer morphology
  • Organic/inorganic PV materials scalability
  • Green synthesis and process of materials
  • Organic and/or inorganic semiconductors synthesis, deposition, and characterization

Dr. Laura Ciammaruchi
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Romero Herrero
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solar cell
  • semiconductor
  • conjugated polymer
  • non-fullerene acceptors
  • nanostructure
  • photovoltaic
  • charge separation
  • interface
  • nanocomposites
  • OPV stability and degradation
  • low band-gap acceptors, photoactive materials additives (such as DIO), mixed cation mixed halide perovskite
  • OPV scalability
  • green chemistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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