Special Issue "Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
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.
Article: Microscopic and Spectroscopic Investigation of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Interaction with Carbon Nanotubes
Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1433-1446; doi:10.3390/polym3031433
Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 13 July 2011 / Accepted: 24 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1570 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2012, 4(1), 275-295; doi:10.3390/polym4010275
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 9 January 2012 / Accepted: 9 January 2012 / Published: 23 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1264 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Selective Grafting of Primary Amines onto Carbon Nanotubes via Free-Radical Treatment in Microwave Plasma Post-Discharge
Polymers 2012, 4(1), 296-315; doi:10.3390/polym4010296
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 6 January 2012 / Accepted: 10 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (662 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Dispersion and Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites
Authors: Yan Yan Huang and Eugene M. Terentjev
Affiliation: Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Buckling of Carbon Nanotubes—A Review
Author: Hiroyuki Shima
Affiliation: Division of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 Japan;
Abstract: Nonlinear mechanical response of carbon nanotubes, particularly their “buckling” behaviors under large deformation, have been regarded as a major topic in the nanotube research community. Buckling means a deformation process in which a structure subjected to high stress undergoes a sudden failure, showing visibly large displacements transverse to the load. Thus far, much effort has been devoted to the buckling analysis of nanotubes under diverse loading conditions: compression, bending, torsion, and their certain combinations. Such the extensive studies have been driven by:
i) the exceptional resilience of nanotubes against buckling, and
ii) the substantial influence of buckling on their physical properties.
In this contribution, we review research developments on the nanotube buckling during the last two decades.
Last update: 3 June 2011