Themed collection Solar energy
Large-area perovskite solar cells – a review of recent progress and issues
In this review, we summarize the recent progress in the aspects of the fabrication methods for large-area perovskite films, improving the efficiency and stability of the large-area PSC devices.
Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide-based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Dye-sensitized solar cell using counter electrode based on transition metal dichalcogenides.
Current status of electron transport layers in perovskite solar cells: materials and properties
Methyl ammonium lead halide-based hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been intensively studied in recent years because of their high efficiency and low processing costs.
An overview of the structural, textural and morphological modulations of g-C3N4 towards photocatalytic hydrogen production
This study highlights the recent trends in the structural, textural and morphological variations of g-C3N4 for visible-light-induced hydrogen evolution.
New advances in non-fullerene acceptor based organic solar cells
Non-fullerene organic molecules are alternative and competitive acceptor materials for high-efficiency organic solar cells.
Plasmon-enhanced light harvesting: applications in enhanced photocatalysis, photodynamic therapy and photovoltaics
This review article summarizes the recent progress on surface plasmon-enhanced light harvesting and its applications toward enhanced photocatalysis, photodynamic therapy, chemical transformations and photovoltaics.
Recent progress in organic sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells
This review focuses on recent progress of metal-free sensitizers and on panchromatic engineering of co-sensitization in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
Third-generation solar cells: a review and comparison of polymer:fullerene, hybrid polymer and perovskite solar cells
Third-generation solar cells have excellent potential for delivering large scale, low-cost solar electricity. We review and compare the current understanding of the operation principles, performance improvements and future prospects for polymer:fullerene, hybrid polymer and perovskite solar cells.
The case for organic photovoltaics
Organic solar cells have substantial energy, environmental, and other advantages over traditional photovoltaic technologies.
Triplet–triplet annihilation based upconversion: from triplet sensitizers and triplet acceptors to upconversion quantum yields
The design rationales for triplet sensitizers and acceptors, the quantum yields and the challenges of triplet–triplet annihilation upconversion are summarized.
Using a two-step deposition technique to prepare perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) for thin film solar cells based on ZrO2 and TiO2 mesostructures
A two-step deposition technique is used for preparing CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells.
Graphene assisted crystallization and charge extraction for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells free of a hole-transport layer
In recent times, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been of wide interest in solar energy research, which has ushered in a new era for photovoltaic power sources through the incredible enhancement in their power conversion efficiency (PCE).
Hydrogen induced interface engineering in Fe2O3–TiO2 heterostructures for efficient charge separation for solar-driven water oxidation in photoelectrochemical cells
Approximate energy band diagram and charge transfer mechanism for the Fe2O3–TiO2 photoanode (left) and Fe2O3–H:TiO2 photoanode (right) with external applied anodic potential under illumination.
Enhancement in the performance of nanostructured CuO–ZnO solar cells by band alignment
Nanostructured ZnO/CuO photovoltaic cell with power conversion efficiency of 2.11%.
Highly efficient planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells with sequentially dip-coated deposited perovskite layers from a non-halide aqueous lead precursor
High-performance PHJ MAPbI3 perovskite films fabricated using efficient and low-cost dip-coating deposition approach over ZnO/TiO2 bilayered ETL system from an aqueous non-halide Pb(NO3)2.
Computational prediction of structural, electronic, and optical properties and phase stability of double perovskites K2SnX6 (X = I, Br, Cl)
HSE + SOC were used to calculate the band structures of the cubic, tetragonal, and monoclinic phases of the double perovskites K2SnX6 (X = I, Br, Cl).
Designing triazatruxene-based donor materials with promising photovoltaic parameters for organic solar cells
Five new molecules (M1–M5) were designed by structural modification of acceptor moiety (rhodanine-3-acetic acid) of well-known synthesized dye JY05, and their optoelectronic properties are evaluated to be used as donor molecules in organic solar cells.
The phase diagram of a mixed halide (Br, I) hybrid perovskite obtained by synchrotron X-ray diffraction
The phase diagram elucidates structural changes and phase separation effects, induced by halide substitution in hybrid perovskite MAPb(I,Br)3 solid solution.
Pressure-induced effects in the inorganic halide perovskite CsGeI3
Perovskite photovoltaic materials are gaining significant attention due to their excellent photovoltaic properties.
Low-temperature, simple and efficient preparation of perovskite solar cells using Lewis bases urea and thiourea as additives: stimulating large grain growth and providing a PCE up to 18.8%
We demonstrated that urea can be used as an efficient additive for perovskite solar cells with a remarkable performance of 18.8%.
Highly (100)-oriented CH3NH3PbI3(Cl) perovskite solar cells prepared with NH4Cl using an air blow method
Perovskite solar cells with dense grains with strong (100) orientation were developed by adding NH4Cl and air blowing.
Enhancement of thermal stability for perovskite solar cells through cesium doping
Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells are found to be sensitive to moisture, oxygen, UV light, light soaking, heat, electric field, etc.
Synthesis of ZnO/Au and ZnO/Ag nanoparticles and their photocatalytic application using UV and visible light
A simple approach for the deposition of Au and Ag nanoparticles on ZnO surface and to investigate their application in pollutant degradation.
About this collectionWe are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on solar energy!
Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.
We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collection on solar energy!