Special Issue "Efficient Organic Photovoltaics Materials and Devices"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Wei Song
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Guest Editor
Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China
Interests: organic solar cells; flexible electronic
Dr. Jinfeng Ge
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Guest Editor
Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China
Interests: organic solar cells; small-molecule donors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The research area of organic photovoltaics, as a new generation photoelectronic technology, is increasingly active and important due to their unique advantages of low fabrication cost, lightweight, simple solution preparation, and promising potential application in flexible and portable devices. Thanks to the development of new photovoltaic materials and device engineering, significant progress has been achieved in the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaics devices reaching the efficiency threshold of commercialization. However, there are still many scientific issues in the field of organic photovoltaics that require more investigation and solutions. At present, conducting more in-depth research on development of new materials and processing techniques to improve their efficiency and stability remains a top priority, aiming to promote the future development of organic photovoltaics for practical applications.

Organic photovoltaic is unique. It has tunable absorption, excellent flexibility, and is ultra-lightweight. Therefore, the unique advantages usher in an unprecedented prospect in the niche market where conventional photovoltaic are incompatible. More efforts are still needed to develop the multifaceted potential applications of organic photovoltaics, such as being flexible and stretchable, functional indoor, having semi-transparent solar cells, etc.

This topic focuses on the latest advancements in the field of organic photovoltaic devices, including the latest advancements in fundamental research such as on the material structure, photoelectric properties, crystallinity and crystalline packing characteristics, microstructure morphology, and processing techniques innovation, as well as a review that is relevant to the future development direction and prospects of organic photovoltaic technologies.

Dr. Wei Song
Dr. Jinfeng Ge
Guest Editors

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  • organic photovoltaics
  • flexible electronics
  • organic solar cells
  • solar cell
  • photovoltaic materials
  • power conversion efficiency

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