Focus on Perovskite and Organic Solar Cells
Wei Chen Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jinsong Hu Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yaohua Mai Jinan University
Perovskite and organic solar cells are promising thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Significant breakthroughs have been obtained in the last decade, thanks to the in-depth understanding of functional materials and advances in device architectures. In addition, solution-processability makes these emerging PV technologies to be cost-competitive compared to commercial thin-film PV techniques which rely on vacuum deposition facilities. Up to now, the key issues of perovskite and organic solar cells have become the high power conversion efficiency, long-term operational stability, large-area manufacturing and low environmental impact. This requires revealing device optical and electrical loss, degradation pathways, and advancement of device architectures and encapsulations.
This Focus issue will present papers aiming at addressing these R&D challenges and bringing the perovskite and organic solar cells to a higher degree of technology readiness levels.
Topics of interest:
● Optical and electrical loss investigation
● Degradation pathways analysis
● Materials design and discovery;
● Surface/interface engineering
● Advanced device architectures and encapsulations
● Large-area thin-film coating technique
● Advanced characterization methods
Focus issue articles are subject to the same review process and high standard as regular Materials Futures articles and should be submitted in the same way. Peer review will be organized immediately upon receipt of the submission and will be published online once it is accepted.
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Deadline for submissions
December 31, 2022
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