Advances in OptoElectronics

Intelligent Materials for Solar Cells


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

1Advanced Photovoltaics Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan

2Polymer and Color Chemistry Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

3King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Intelligent Materials for Solar Cells

Description

Globally, the growth rate of the human population is increasing; therefore, the huge demand of energy to fulfill its requirements like vehicles, TVs, computers, ACs, and so forth causes global warming. Therefore, CO2-free energy is an emergent issue. In this context, solar energy is an alternate of fossil fuels. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), organic thin-film solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, Schottky solar cells, inorganic-organic heterojunction solar cells, and many others have been developed as an efficient, low-cost technology during the last years. In order to improve the performance of solar cells, the sensitizer should absorb photons in the near-IR region as well as over the entire visible region of the solar spectrum, and long-term stability is another serious issue. The purpose of the proposed special issue is to provide all information about light- harvesting materials for bench as well as industrial researcher at one place.

This special issue will contain high-quality research work addressing the latest innovations in nanomaterials research focused on solar cells and synthetic nanomaterials considering the importance of light-harvesting materials to be a core concept in the design of novel generation of solar cells and smart nanomaterials. The special issue is aiming at a broad audience of readers in the field of material sciences, chemistry, physics, and biology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells: organic dye and metal complexes
  • Quantum dots solar cells
  • Flexible solar cells: polymers
  • Light-harvesting conjugated polymers
  • Light harvesting and photocatalysis
  • Light-harvesting nanomaterials and solar energy conversion
  • Bulk heterojunction solar cells (PCBM/P3HT)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aoe/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 919728
  • - Editorial

Intelligent Materials for Solar Cells

Surya Prakash Singh | Ashraful Islam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 482074
  • - Research Article

Substitution of Ethynyl-Thiophene Chromophores on Ruthenium Sensitizers: Influence on Thermal and Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Malapaka Chandrasekharam | Ganugula Rajkumar | ... | Paidi Yella Reddy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 782150
  • - Research Article

Fundamental Issues in Manufacturing Photovoltaic Modules Beyond the Current Generation of Materials

G. F. Alapatt | R. Singh | K. F. Poole
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 824927
  • - Research Article

F e S 𝟐 -Quantum-Dot Sensitized Metal Oxide Photoelectrodes: Photoelectrochemistry and Photoinduced Absorption Spectroscopy

Idriss Bedja | Anders Hagfeldt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 424071
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study between Dye-Sensitized and CdS Quantum-Dots-Sensitized TiO2 Solar Cells Using Photoinduced Absorption Spectroscopy

Idriss Bedja | Anders Hagfeldt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 194508
  • - Research Article

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on High Surface Area Nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide Spheres

Pavuluri Srinivasu | Surya Prakash Singh | ... | Liyuan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 504217
  • - Research Article

Solar Energy Conversion by Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells Using High Surface Area Mesoporous Carbon Counter Electrode

Pavuluri Srinivasu | Surya Prakash Singh | ... | Liyuan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 615164
  • - Research Article

Investigation on the Textural Properties Tuning of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with an Excellent Electrochemical Performance

Pavuluri Srinivasu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 539382
  • - Research Article

Novel Approach for the Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Anatase Titania and Their Photovoltaic Application

Pavuluri Srinivasu | Surya Prakash Singh | ... | Liyuan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 915123
  • - Research Article

CdS-Sensitized ZnO Nanorod Photoelectrodes: Photoelectrochemistry and Photoinduced Absorption Spectroscopy

Idriss Bedja

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