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Noticias | Special Call on Perovskite Solar Cells on Journal of Photonics for Energy

Journal of Photonics for Energy - SPIE Call for Papers

Dear Ana Flavia Nogueira, 

The Journal of Photonics for Energy will be publishing a Special Section on Perovskite-Based Solar Cells, guest edited by Yang Yang and Ana Flavia Nogueira. 

The submission deadline is 30 September 2015.

This special section of JPE will center on the science and technology of perovskite-based (CH3NH3)PbX(X = Cl, Br, I) solar cells, which have recently gained a lot of attention due to their superior performance, reaching high power conversion efficiencies (~20%) and putting them in direct competition with their silicon-based analogues. Some of the advantages related to this solar cell technology are due to their long electron-hole diffusion lengths (>1 ┬Ám), broad light absorption from visible to near-infrared, tunability of their absorption spectra via molecular engineering (using different ligands), good solubility in organic solvents, and high charge electron and hole carrier mobilities. The ambipolar transport nature of the light-harvesting layer allows their assembly in several configurations (e.g., mesoporous and planar configurations).

In spite of their quickly achieved high efficiencies, several fundamental issues have not been fully addressed, such as the nature and dynamics of the photo-excited species, the influence of the film morphology on their performance, size and crystallinity of the perovskite precursors, the roles played by the interfaces and contacts, hysteresis effects, and long term stability (e.g., water sensitivity), just to list a few.

This call for papers is open to all interested applicants that have original and not yet published scientific work, or would like to write a short review article highlighting recent advances in the last 2-3 years in the area of perovskite-based solar cells.

Manuscripts should be submitted to SPIE according to the 
journal guidelines with a cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section. All papers submitted for this special section, both solicited and unsolicited, will go through the standard journal review process. 

The Journal of Photonics for Energy is published in the SPIE Digital Library, with freely searchable abstracts and tables of contents; articles are available via subscription or pay-per-view.