Special Issue "Surface Modification of Carbon Nanotubes"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 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
Remarkable progress has been made in the field of carbon nanotubes during the last two decades. Unfortunately, similar to other nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes also suffer from a few disadvantages and a number of technological problems still exist in their successful industrial applications. One of the biggest problems associated with their use is the incompatibility between the surface characteristics of the carbon nanotubes and the polymer matrices that affects a number of properties such as mechanical properties, electrical/electronic properties, barrier properties, flammability resistance, membrane properties, etc., to name a few. This incompatibility rises due to the different polarities and functional groups in their structures (polymers) and thus necessitates, the surface modification of carbon nanotubes. The present Special Issue is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the surface modification of carbon nanotubes to address their shortcomings. 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 surface modification of carbon nanotubes; chemistry and characterization; applications, including polymer nanocomposites.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
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- surface modification of carbon nanotubes
- covalent functionalization
- non-covalent functionalization
- polymer nanocomposites
- novel applications of carbon nanotubes and nanocomposites