Special Issue "Carbon nanostructure for energy storage and conversion"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The application of carbon materials dates back from the past decades, sighting a speedy scientific importance incited by the innovations in carbon-based nanostructured materials. The most popular nanomaterials of the carbon family to date are fullerenes, CNTs, and graphenes, with dimensions ranging from 0.5 to 100 nm. These carbon-based nanomaterials possess unique and novel properties, such as remarkable mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, and optical, chemical, and thermal properties due to their unique and intriguing size. The prime advantages of the carbon nanomaterials include high surface-area-to-volume ratio and unique thermal, optical, mechanical, and electrical properties to name a few. The characteristic structures of carbon-based nanomaterials promote them to interact with another material for various advanced applications, such as in energy storage and conversion.

The present Special Issue is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in carbon nanostructures for energy storage and conversion to address the various challenging issues researchers are confronted with in this field.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters from around the globe.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Guest Editor

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  • Synthesis of carbon nanostructures: CNTs
  • Graphene
  • Fullerene
  • Electrodes
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Capacitors
  • Fuel Cell
  • Piezoelectric

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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