International Journal of Photoenergy

Nanotechnology for Electrooptical and Photovoltaic Devices


Publishing date
07 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Sep 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Electronic Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan

2Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

3Institute of Electro-Optical and Materials Science, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan

4National Nano Device Laboratories, Tainan 741, Taiwan


Nanotechnology for Electrooptical and Photovoltaic Devices

Description

Scientists all over the world actively want to explore renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels. In recent years, optoelectronic and solar cells devices have been a highly developing field, due to the flexibility and light weight for energy conversion, which has the potential to be deployable. Therefore, the field of electrooptical and photovoltaic devices has been the subject of reviews. Electrooptical and photovoltaic devices are environmentally sustainable, in particular considering the availability of the nanostructured raw materials.

Nanotechnology is control of matter and processes at the nanoscale, typically, but not exclusively, below 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications. At the nanoscale, matter begins to demonstrate entirely new and unique properties. It can become stronger, conduct heat better, and show extraordinary electrical properties. With a bottom-up or top-down approach, nanostructures are formed by self-assembly or etching.

Science and technology developments in electrooptical and photovoltaic devices over the next several years, and their influence on the economics of electrooptical and PV installations, are likely to establish which energy technologies become dominant for decades to come. The chance to share and discuss these crucial electrooptical and PV developments in a timely and influential forum is important. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in nanostructures with new optical and photoelectric properties
  • Nanoparticles, nanowires, or nanosheets: preparation and applications
  • Nanostructures for energy applications
  • 3D nanoheterostructure: preparation, application, and formation mechanism
  • Combinatorial methods for photoactive material design and optimization

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 156964
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Characterization of CuInSe2 Thin Film Applicable for a Solar Energy Light Absorption Material via a Low Temperature Solid State Reaction

Kuo-Chin Hsu | Yaw-Shyan Fu | ... | Jiunn-Der Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 183626
  • - Research Article

Low Cost Amorphous Silicon Intrinsic Layer for Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cells

Ching-In Wu | Shoou-Jinn Chang | ... | Sheng-Po Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 803126
  • - Research Article

Study of Small Molecule Organic Solar Cells Performance Based on Boron Subphthalocyanine Chloride and C60

Jhong-Ciao Ke | Yeong-Her Wang | ... | Chien-Jung Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 905271
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Properties of CIS Absorber Layer by Using the Spray Coating Method

Chien-Chen Diao | Cheng-Fu Yang | ... | Yen-Lin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 263213
  • - Research Article

Using Flexible Polyimide as a Substrate to Deposit ZnO:Ga Thin Films and Fabricate p-i-n -Si:H Thin-Film Solar Cells

Fang-Hsing Wang | Cheng-Fu Yang | Min-Chu Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 173289
  • - Research Article

Optimal Color Stability for White Organic Light-Emitting Diode (WOLED) by Using Multiple-Ultra-Thin Layers (MUTL)

Kan-Lin Chen | Chien-Jung Huang | ... | Chih-Chieh Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 481637
  • - Research Article

Optimal Design for the Diffusion Plate with Nanoparticles in a Diffusive Solar Cell Window by Mie Scattering Simulation

Ruei-Tang Chen | Chih-Chieh Kang | ... | Chih-Wen Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 437304
  • - Research Article

Improved Efficiency of Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diodes by Insertion of Ultrathin SiO2 Buffer Layers

Chien-Jung Huang | Kan-Lin Chen | ... | Shi-Lun Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 857491
  • - Research Article

Study of the Behavior of Titanium Alloys as the Cathode for Photovoltaic Hydrogen Production

Chien-Lung Huang | Yu-Jia Gao | ... | Tair-I Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 843410
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Dilute Sulfuric Acid on Sheet Resistance and Transmittance in Poly(3,4-thylenedioxythiophene): Poly(styrenesulfonate) Films

Teen-Hang Meen | Kan-Lin Chen | ... | Chien-Jung Huang
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