Special Issue "Photovoltaic and Photonic Materials-Based Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 2102
Interests: materials; photovoltaics; thin-film silicon; perovskites; microfluidics; SERS; biosensors
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Photovoltaics and photonics are important key technologies to enable the achievement of a greener and more sustainable future for our society, given our primary dependence on energy to sustain a good quality of life.
The novel understanding of the physical phenomena underlying light–matter interactions and propagation within materials could bridge the gap towards understanding the major goal of the energy green deal.
Indeed, recent developments in the field have brought the efficiency of many solar cell technologies closer to the theoretical maximum value, particularly by being able to capture (and trap) more light in a wider spectral range by reducing recombination occurrence and decreasing the contact resistance.
This Special Issue aims to collect and present manuscripts discussing the latest developments concerning materials and techniques that boost solar cells’ efficiency independently of their base materials.
We invite submissions of experimental and theoretical research related, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Photonics for solar cells;
- Light-managing systems;
- Passivation techniques;
- Multi-band solar cells;
- Quantum-dot solar cells;
- Thin-film solar cells;
- Up-and-down converters;
- Transparent conductive materials;
- New materials for solar cells;
- Novel configurations;
- Light-coupler and focusing devices;
- Nanophotonics, meta-surfaces, and device designs.
Dr. Hugo Aguas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solar cells
- thin films