Special Issue "Perovskite Materials for Light Energy Harvesting Applications"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 August 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mariya Aleksandrova
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Guest Editor
Department of Microelectronics, Technical University of Sofia, 8 Kliment Ohridski blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: flexible electronics; thin-film electronics; microfabrication technologies; energy harvesting; organic nanomaterials
Dr. Alexander Lukin
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Guest Editor
Western-Caucasus Research Center, 352808 Tuapse, Russia
Interests: energetic materials; carbon-based nanostructures; ion-assisted pulsed-plasma deposition; self-organizing of micro/nano-scale structures
Dr. Habib M. Pathan
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Guest Editor
Advance Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 411 007, India
Interests: thin-film deposition; nanostructured material for dye sensitised solar cells and supercapacitor applications; PEC hydrogen generation
Dr. Xiaoping Wang
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Guest Editor
Neutron Scattering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: single crystal neutron diffraction; hydrogen bonding; hybrid inorganic-organic perovskites; energy Materials; structural and magnetic phase transitions; event-based data acquisition and analysis using neutron time-of-flight laue techniques; multi-dimensional single crystal crystallography in diffraction and parameter spaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As energy consumption continues to increase worldwide, conventional fossils become less and less able to fulfil our energy demands, and so, the application of harvesting devices which can provide clean, renewable energy has become a top priority of research groups. Among the existing energy harvesting technologies, such as piezoelectric, thermoelectric, radiofrequency, etc., photoelectric conversion realized through solar cell design is the best established and most reliable alternative energy source. A variety of technologies have been implemented to ensure effective conversion of the absorbed light into electricity, but the most recent efforts have focused on perovskite solar cells, which have exhibited significant progress in their parameters since the first report in 2012, when ~10% of efficiency was reported for lead iodide perovskite solar cells. Because of the combination of organic and inorganic counterparts, the advantages of both classes of materials are mixed in the new compound, providing high efficiency due to the inorganic content and low-cost film deposition via solution processing due to the organic content. For several years, conversion efficiency has doubled, reaching 23% in 2018. Since then, this value has practically remained static (~25%); nevertheless, the potential for further development and commercialization is large. Although the intrinsic instability of these materials is still an issue, their ability to offer increased efficiency at a low cost makes them potential leaders among new solar technologies.

We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue on “Perovskite Materials for Light Energy Harvesting Applications”. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancement of the stability of perovskite solar cells;
  • Heat mitigation in perovskite solar cells;
  • Synthesis and doping strategy for absorption and hole and electron transporting layers in perovskite solar devices;
  • Defects and degradation mechanisms;
  • Lead-free perovskites and tandem perovskite-silicon cells;
  • Upscaling and industrial potential for commercialization of perovskite solar cells.

Dr. Mariya Aleksandrova
Dr. Alexander Lukin
Dr. Habib M. Pathan
Dr. Xiaoping Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Perovskite materials
  • Light energy harvesting
  • Light conversion efficiency
  • Perovskite convertor stability
  • Lead-free perovskites

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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