Special Issue "Molecular Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: metal ion batteries; solar cells; computational spectroscopy; machine learning
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Interests: carbon nanotube; fullerene; graphene; carbon electrodes; perovskite solar cells; organic solar cells; silicon solar cells; flexible devices; stretchable devices
Emerging energy conversion and storage technologies use molecular materials to achieve a high level of performance, for example, electron/hole transport materials in perovskite-based solar cells (PSC), hosts or emitters in light emitting diodes (LED), or active electrode materials in lithium and sodium ion batteries. It is not a stretch to say that progress in molecular material development is a key determinant in the eventual success of these technologies.
The development, characterization, and computational modelling of molecular materials for these diverse applications often rely on similar methods, tools, and ideas for rational design of characteristics such as redox potential, charge transport properties, and optical properties. Recent developments have also demonstrated that molecular materials can be versatile in that the same molecule or molecular design can be successfully used in several of these technologies.
This Special Issue aims to bring together work on molecular design by experimental and computational means for application in energy conversion and storage to highlight common design themes among the technologies and to facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas needed for the development of high performance molecular materials.
Dr. Sergei Manzhos
Prof. Il Jeon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- perovskite solar cells
- organic solar cells
- light emitting diodes
- electron transport materials
- hole transport materials
- organic batteries
- redox flow batteries