Special Issue "Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanostructures: Catalysis and Beyond"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018
Prof. Paul F. McMillan
Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, UK
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Interests: Solid state inorganic/materials chemistry; high pressure-high temperature research; amorphous solids and liquids; optical spectroscopy; synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering; mineral physics/geochemistry; high-pressure biology/biophysics; physical techniques applied to biomedical science; energy science; nanomaterials; functional properties
Dr. Thomas S. Miller
1. Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, UK; 2. Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK.
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Interests: materials science; 2D materials; electrochemistry; energy storage
Carbon nitrides are rapidly gaining importance for fields related to catalysis, energy storage/conversion and other applications associated with their unique chemical and optoelectronic properties. These semiconducting compounds absorb visible light and can harvest solar radiation acting as photocatalysts for water splitting and other redox processes while exhibiting useful luminescent properties. In both their pure and doped forms they exhibit catalytic properties, due in part to N-H functional groups and N: lone pairs providing Brønsted acid and Lewis base sites. These groups also provide tethering sites for catalytically active metal nanoparticles. Layered polymeric to graphitic forms can undergo intercalation reactions useful for energy and chemical storage applications.
With increased control over the dimensionality and morphology of these and other nanostructures it is certain that carbon nitride nanomaterials are set to become important actors in fields of catalysis as well as other emerging technologies. We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and new developments in the design, synthesis, processing and utilization of carbon nitride nanomaterials relevant to catalysis as well as other potential applications related to renewable energy and sustainability. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from synthesis and processing to the design and characterization of new materials and their chemical and physical properties, and their integration in working devices. The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews.Prof. Paul F. McMillan
Dr. Thomas S. Miller
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- Two-dimensional material
- Porous material
- High surface area
- Redox catalysis
- Water splitting
- Bio compatible
- Nitrogen-doped carbon