Special Issue "Carbon Nanotube and Applications"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: synthesis and surface functionalization of carbon based materials and polymer/nanomaterials; nanostructured carbon materials (graphene, nanotubes, nanofibers, and nano diamond); bio-based polymers and composites; dielectric/electronic materials; engineered nanomaterials; hydrogels; polymer electrolytes; mechanical properties; polymer nanocomposites and advanced applications in automotive, aerospace, energy storage and biomedical field
Carbon-based nanomaterials are rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials in the twenty-first century. Carbon is a very important element in the periodic table that essentially forms the basis of life on Earth. Soon after the discovery of 0D fullerene, the synthetic carbon family was graced by the addition of quasi-1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs), of which discovery in 1991 created a boom in the scientific world. CNTs based materials are expected to possess additional interesting electronic, mechanical, and molecular properties. The prime advantages of the CNTs include high surface-area-to-volume ratio and unique thermal, optical, mechanical, and electrical properties to name a few.Thus, given the immense advantages of CNTs, this Special Issue focuses on the different aspects of CNTs and their applications. This Special Issue of C Journal of Carbon Research invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters from around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, structure and chemistry of carbon nanotubes; characterization; functionalization; and applications, including polymer nanocomposites.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
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- synthesis, structure and chemistry of CNTs based materials
- polymer nanocomposites
- electrical, mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of CNTs based materials
- novel applications of carbon nanotubes in energy, electronics, biomedical technology, health and environment, sensors and photonics