Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells

Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells

An International Journal Devoted to Photovoltaic, Photothermal, and Photochemical Solar Energy Conversion





Editor-in-Chief:Carl Lampert





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Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells is intended as a vehicle for the dissemination of research results on materials science and technology related to photovoltaic, photothermal and photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion. Materials science is taken in the broadest possible sense and encompasses physics, chemistry, optics, materials fabrication and analysis for all types of materials.

Of particular interest are:
Solar Cells, covering single crystal, polycrystalline and amorphous materials utilising homojunctions and heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, liquid junctions and their applications. Also of interest is analysis of component materials, individual cells and complete systems, including their economic aspects.
Photothermal Devices, in the broadest sense, including solar absorber devices, heat storage materials, radiative cooling systems and their applications.
Photoelectrochemical and Photochemical Devices, covering photoelectrodes, photocatalysis, photoconversion and solar desalination systems and their applications.
Optical Properties of materials, including light trapping, texturising, solar concentrators which include imaging and non-imaging optical collectors.
Light Control, including systems for energy efficient architecture and daylighting, chromogenics and smart windows.

The pertinent issues are comprehensive and encompass bulk materials, coatings and thin films and surface treatments, from basic as well as from applications-oriented and manufacturing related perspectives.

Manuscripts of general interest not being suitable for Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells can be submitted to Refocus, which publishes magazine-style feature articles concerning all aspects of renewable energy. Please e-mail David Hopwood, Editor for further details (d.hopwood@elsevier.com) and visit click here.

Technical articles not specifically related to the materials aspects of Solar Energy conversion can be submitted to Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society. For details, visitclick here.


Solid-state physicists, electrochemists, energy researchers.

Abstracting and Indexing

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Contents/Physics, Chemical, & Earth Sciences, Engineered Materials Abstracts, Engineering Index, Engineering Information Abstracts, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, FIZ Karlsruhe, INSPEC, Material Business Alerts, Materials Science Citation Index, Metals Abstracts, Physics Abstracts, Research Alert, SCISEARCH, Science Citation Index, Scopus, University Microfilms International, World Aluminum Abstracts
Editor-in-Chief C.M. Lampert Star Science, 8730 Water Road, Cotati, CA 94931-4252, USA, Fax: +1-707-794-0323, Associate Editor-Wafer-based Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and III/V Materials G. Smestad PO Box 5729, San Jose, 95150-5729, USA, Associate Editor - Organic and Polymer Solar Cells F.C. Krebs Natl. Lab. for Sustainable Energy, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, Associate Editor - Optical and Electrical Properties C.G. Granqvist Ångström Laboratory, Dept. of Engineering Science (Inst. för Teknikvetenskaper), Uppsala Universitet, P.O. Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden, Associate Editor - Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells I. Gordon Manager Photovoltaic Explore Group, IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium, Associate Editor - Thin Film Solar Cells K.L. Chopra M-70 Kirti Nagar, 110015 New Dehli, India, Associate Editor - Non-Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells X. Mathew Centro de Investigacion en Energia UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 62480 Temixco, Mexico, Editorial Board: R. Birkmire University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, A. Blakers Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, ACT, Australia, D.E. Carlson BP America, Inc., Frederick, MD, USA, A. Ennaoui Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany, A. Fahrenbruch Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, K.A. Gesheva Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, M. Grätzel École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, Y. Hamakawa Ritsumeikan University, Nogihigashi, Kusatu-Shiga, Japan, X.F. Hu Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China, M. Hutchins Sonnergy, Oxford, England, UK, A. Luque Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, S. Martinuzzi Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille Cedex 20, France, H. Matsunami Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, J.D. Meakin University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, A.J. Nozik National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA, N. Ozer San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Francisco, CA, USA, T.M. Peterson Solar Power Consulting, San Carlos, CA, USA, A. Rohatgi Georgia Institute of Technology, Alpharetta, GA, USA, V. Wittwer Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany
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