Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Devices by Joshua M. PearcePhotovoltaic Materials and Electronic Devices by Joshua M. Pearce

Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Devices

Guest editorJoshua M. Pearce

Hardcover | July 15, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 477 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Given the state-of-the-art in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and favorable financing terms, it is clear that PV has already obtained grid parity in specific locations [1]. Advances in the next generation of photovoltaic materials and photovoltaic devices can further reduce costs to enable all of humanity to utilize sustainable and renewable solar power [2]. This Special Issue of Materials will cover such materials, including modeling, synthesis, and evaluation of new materials and their solar cells.
Specifically, this Special Issue will focus on five material technologies for advanced solar cells:
1. New Concepts in PV Materials: Nanostructured materials, low-dimensional physics, multiple charge generation, up/down converters, thermophotovoltaics, low-cost III-V materials, bandgap engineering, hot-carrier effects, plasmonics, metamorphic materials, perovskite and related novel PV materials, novel light trapping, rectennas, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and graphene composites.
2. Organic PV Materials: Polymer, hybrid and dye sensitized solar cells, high performance contacts, and lifetime degradation and mechanisms.
3. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) Materials: Recent developments in dyes, working electrodes, technologies for device fabrications, and advances in new electrolytes.
4. Amorphous, Nanostructured, and Thin Film Silicon PV Materials: Microstructure characterization, light induced degradation (SWE), large area and high deposition rates, novel processing routes, light trapping, multi-layers, and multi-junction devices.
5. Passive Materials for all PV: Transparent conductive oxides (TCOs), encapsulation, connections, optics, glass, anti-reflection coatings (ARCs), alternative buffer layer materials, and contacts.

Title:Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic DevicesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:212 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.69 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.69 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038422169

ISBN - 13:9783038422167


Table of Contents

Integrated Effects of Two Additives on the Enhanced Performance ofPTB7:PC71BM Polymer Solar CellsTerpyridine and Quaterpyridine Complexes as Sensitizers forPhotovoltaic ApplicationsSpectroscopic Ellipsometry Studies of n-i-p Hydrogenated Amorphous SiliconBased Photovoltaic DevicesCrystal Structure Formation of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx PerovskiteMulti-Material Front Contact for 19% Thin Film Solar CellsHeterojunctions of p-BiOI Nanosheets/n-TiO2 Nanofibers: Preparation andEnhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic ActivityInfluence of Oxygen Concentration on the Performance of Ultra-Thin RFMagnetron Sputter Deposited Indium Tin Oxide Films as a Top Electrode forPhotovoltaic DevicesEfficiency Enhancement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells' Performance with ZnONanorods Grown by Low-Temperature Hydrothermal ReactionEnhanced Erbium-Doped Ceria Nanostructure Coating to Improve SolarCell PerformanceTowards InAs/InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells Directly Grown onSi Substrate