New Semiconductor Materials for Energy Conversion

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 934

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1. CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2. Xiamen Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Photoelectric Functional Materials, Xiamen Institute of Rare Earth Materials, Haixi Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen 361021, China
3. Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials, Xiamen Institute of Rare Earth Materials, Haixi Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen 361021, China
Interests: organic/inorganic chemistry; semiconductors; photovoltaic; thermoelectric; X-ray detectors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Special Issue entitled Semiconductor Materials for Energy Conversion. This Special Issue will delve into the historical evolution of semiconductor materials, especially low-bandgap variants, in terms of their applications, including in solar cells, thermoelectric generators, and light-emitting diodes, as well as their role in the versatile conversion of light, electricity, and mechanical energy. We invite scholars to submit contributions that unravel the latest advancements, challenges, and breakthroughs in this dynamic field, as this will help foster cross-disciplinary discussions and push the boundaries of energy conversion technologies.

Dr. Peng Gao
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • semiconductor materials
  • energy conversion
  • low-bandgap materials
  • solar cells
  • thermoelectric generators
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • photovoltaics
  • energy harvesting
  • material science
  • multifunctional semiconductors

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Review on Preparation of Perovskite Solar Cells by Pulsed Laser Deposition
by Xinyu Lu, Xingjian Fan, Hao Zhang, Qingyu Xu and Mohsin Ijaz
Inorganics 2024, 12(5), 128; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics12050128 - 24 Apr 2024
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Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a simple and extremely versatile technique to grow thin films and nanomaterials from a wide variety of materials. Compared to traditional fabrication methods, PLD is a clean physical vapour deposition approach that avoids complicated chemical reactions and by-products, [...] Read more.
Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a simple and extremely versatile technique to grow thin films and nanomaterials from a wide variety of materials. Compared to traditional fabrication methods, PLD is a clean physical vapour deposition approach that avoids complicated chemical reactions and by-products, achieving a precise stochiometric transfer of the target material onto the substrate and providing control over the film thickness. Halide perovskite materials have attracted extensive attention due to their excellent photoelectric and photovoltaic properties. In this paper, we present an overview of the fundamental and practical aspects of PLD. The properties and preparation methods of the halide perovskite materials are briefly discussed. Finally, we will elaborate on recent research on the preparation of perovskite solar cells by PLD, summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the PLD preparation, and prospect the all-vacuum PLD-grown solar cells in a full solar cell structure. Full article
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