Special Issue "Graphene Nanocomposite for Advanced Applications"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2016)
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
Graphene is the current shining star on the horizon of science and engineering disciplines. It is rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials of the 21st Century. Graphene-based nanomaterials possess unique and novel properties, such as remarkable mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, optical, chemical and thermal properties to name a few, due to the unique and intriguing size, structure and chemistry. The exceptional properties of graphene has spurred extensive research efforts around the globe in seeking new innovative ways to leverage the properties of graphene for numerous applications ranging from biomedical to defense.
The present Special Issue is aimed at bringing together the current state-of-the-art research efforts in the synthesis, characterization and diverse applications of graphene. 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, synthesis and chemistry of graphene, functionalization, nanocomposites, advanced applications and so on.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
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- synthesis, processing and characterization covalent functionalization
- structure property relationship
- mechanical/barrier/membrane/electronic/dielectric properties
- thermoplastic/thermosetting polymer nanocomposites
- structural polymer nanocomposites
- hybrid nanocomposites
- advanced applications