Special Issue "Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2011)
Prof. Dr. Werner Blau
School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 896 1708
Fax: +353 1 8962151
Nanocarbon occurs in six different basic forms: graphene, graphite, fullerenes, nanodiamond, nanotubes and nanocones. Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes about two decades ago by Sumino Iijima, steady scientific and technological progress on numerous aspects of research related to synthesis, purification, structure, properties and applications has been observed, as is typical for any new and novel material. The properties of nanotubes are truly remarkable as a result of their unusual one-dimensional structure. This results in numerous superior physical and chemical properties, such as strongest mechanical strength, highest thermal conductivity, extraordinary electrical conductivity, room temperature ballistic quantum conductance and super surface functionality. At this stage, research on carbon nanotube applications spans a wide variety of sectors, ranging from composite materials, nanoelectronics, flat panel displays, sensors, and nanomedical devices to novel instrumentation. This special issue will provide a timely and comprehensive overview of the state of Nanocarbon materials and their applications, with particular focus on Carbon Nanotubes.
Prof. Dr. Werner Blau
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Topics covered will include:
- Nanocarbons - Graphene, Graphite, Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Fibers and Fullerenes
- Functionalisation – Covalent and Non-Covalent, Dispersion, Nanocomposites
- Nanotube Growth – Arc Discharge, Laser Ablation, CVD, Growth Mechanisms
- Characterization – Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Raman, Optical Absorption and Photoluminescence
- Properties – Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, Optical, Electrochemical, Toxicity and Environmental Impact
- Applications in Chemistry, Electronics, Photonics, Optoelectronics, Energy, Biomedicine, Actuation, Aerospace, etc.
Materials 2011, 4(9), 1519-1527; doi:10.3390/ma4091519
Received: 22 June 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 18 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (401 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(1), 47-84; doi:10.3390/ma5010047
Received: 15 November 2011; in revised form: 19 December 2011 / Accepted: 20 December 2011 / Published: 28 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (7198 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(2), 278-301; doi:10.3390/ma5020278
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 2 February 2012 / Accepted: 6 February 2012 / Published: 13 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1707 KB)
Article: Influence of Carbon Nanotubes on Thermal Stability of Water-Dispersible Nanofibrillar Polyaniline/Nanotube Composite
Materials 2012, 5(2), 327-335; doi:10.3390/ma5020327
Received: 2 December 2011 / Accepted: 9 February 2012 / Published: 17 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (555 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(2), 350-363; doi:10.3390/ma5020350
Received: 16 December 2011; in revised form: 11 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (124 KB)
Last update: 18 January 2013