Special Issue "Functional Nanoporous Carbon-Based Materials"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018
Dr. Martin Oschatz
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476, Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: synthesis of high surface area carbon; pore structure design; characterization of porous carbon; carbon for energy; surface chemistry; adsorption phenomena; carbon in catalysis, heteroatom-doping of porous carbon; functional carbon nitrides
Functional carbon-based materials are crucial components in many applications, such as electrochemical energy storage (e.g., in battery or supercapacitor electrodes), molecular transformations (e.g., as catalyst supports or metal-free catalysts), adsorption-based processes (e.g., in gas or water purification), as sensors, or in engineering, to mention a few. Nanoporous sp2-based carbon materials with high specific surface area and pore volume are of particular interest because they combine the typical advantages of carbon (i.e., high chemical/thermal stability and electrical conductivity) with a large interface area between carbon and the surrounding phases as well as beneficial effects of nano-confinement. Such materials play and will play a key role for a sustainable development of our society in the 21st century.
Various structural features of the high surface area carbons, such as the pore size, pore connectivity, pore geometry, surface chemistry/heteroatom-content, electronic properties, or particle morphology have to be tailored in order to achieve optimum performance in the respective application. These features should be precisely controlled to illuminate the influence of the materials’ characteristics in the respective field of use.
We are welcoming submissions of manuscripts dealing with all aspects of controlled and sustainable synthesis, new characterization techniques, and applications of nanoporous carbon-based materials to this special issue of C-Journal of Carbon Research. Contributions that draw important structure-performance-relationships are particularly appreciated.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
With kind regards,
Dr. Martin Oschatz
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controlled synthesis of porous carbons
heteroatom-doping of porous carbons
modification of porous carbons
hybrid materials with porous carbon
porous carbons in electrochemistry
porous carbons in adsorption
porous carbons in catalysis
characterization of porous carbons
sustainable precursors for porous carbons