The past few years have been exciting for emerging photovoltaic technologies, with lead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) and organic solar cells (OSCs) showing efficiencies reliably exceeding 25% and 18%, respectively. Yet the photophysics underpinning PSCs and OSCs are only partially uncovered, and a better understanding is necessary to achieve more efficient, and photostable, solar cells and optoelectronic devices in the future. This special issue collects the latest cutting-edge research in the photophysics of PSCs and OSCs, contributed by experts on spectroscopy, theory, device physics and materials science.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- hybrid solar cells
- organic solar cells
- ultrafast spectroscopy
- electron dynamics
- exciton dynamics
Nick Jackson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Joey Luther, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
Brett Savoie, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Kaifeng Wu, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China
Tim Lian, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Todd Martinez, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
David Reichman, Columbia University, NY, USA
David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Emily Weiss, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Photophysics in Emerging Photovoltaics”