Special Issue "Plasma Processing for Carbon-based Materials"

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mineo Hiramatsu

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University, Tempaku, Nagoya, Japan
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Interests: synthesis of diamond and carbon nanostructures including nanotubes and graphene; application of carbon nanostructures in the fields of energy generation and storage, electrochemical and bio-sensing, and cell culturing; plasma processing of materials including thin film formation, etching, and surface treatment; diagnostics of processing plasmas using spectroscopy and mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon-based materials include diamond, diamond-like carbon (DLC), amorphous carbon as well as several graphene-based nanostructures. They are promising materials that can be potentially used in the fields of mechanical, optical, electric, electronic, electrochemical, bio, agricultural, and environmental applications. Most of carbon-based materials can be synthesized using several plasma apparatuses. Morphology including crystallinity and structure as well as mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of carbon-based materials should be controlled according to their applications. Plasma processing has a significant role in fabricating carbon-based materials and achieving their practical use in many areas. In order to realize industrial application using carbon-based materials, processing plasma should be optimized depending on their use. Sometimes, it is desirable to develop novel plasma processing specific to the materials. This Special Issue covers development of plasma processes for the synthesis of carbon-based materials including diamond, DLC, amorphous carbon, and several graphene-based nanostructures; investigation on the post processes such as integration techniques including etching and surface functionalization; diagnostics of plasma used for the synthesis of carbon-based materials. Emerging applications using carbon-based materials are also welcome. Hopefully this Special Issue forms a valuable contribution to the knowledge of plasma processing of carbon-based materials and stimulates further development of these fields. We look forward to your submissions.

Prof. Dr. Mineo Hiramatsu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Diamond
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Graphene
  • Carbon nanostructures
  • DLC
  • Amorphous carbon
  • Plasma-enhanced CVD
  • Sputtering
  • Plasma synthesis of carbon-based materials
  • Plasma etching
  • Surface treatment and functionalization using plasma
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Characterization of carbon based-materials
  • Application of carbon based-materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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