Topical Collection "Nanoporous Carbon Materials for Advanced Technological Applications"

A topical collection in C (ISSN 2311-5629). This collection belongs to the section "Carbon Materials and Carbon Allotropes".

Editors

Dr. Lok Kumar Shrestha
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International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Ibaraki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
Interests: fullerene nanoarchitectonics; nanoporous carbons; energy storage; sensing
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Dr. Rekha Goswami Shrestha
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Collection Editor
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Ibaraki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
Interests: energy storage; nanoporous carbon materials; sensing; self-healing gels
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit original papers, feature articles, reviews, communications, or letters to this Topical Collection of C, a journal on carbon research, entitled “Nanoporous Carbon Materials for Advanced Technological Applications.” Hierarchically-porous carbon materials comprised of both micro- and mesopore architectures have received considerable attention in recent days in advanced applications. The aim of this topical collection is to publish recent developments and interesting novel insights into the production of high surface area and large-porosity nanoporous carbon materials with interconnected pore structures for technological applications including adsorption, catalysis/photocatalysis, energy storage (supercapacitors and batteries), energy conversion, vapor or gas sensing, and others. Emphasis is given to papers describing fabrication, characterizations, structure-property relation, porosity tuning, surface functionalization, hetero-atom doping, and also the binary or ternary composite materials that enhance the overall performance of the materials. In this topical collection, we are looking for outstanding high-performance nanoporous carbon materials fabricated from synthetic or natural precursors including agro-wastes or biopolymers either by templating method or by direct carbonization of chemical activation methods. We welcome both experimental and theoretical studies in this issue.

We look forward to receiving your excellent submissions.

Dr. Lok Kumar Shrestha
Dr. Rekha Goswami Shrestha
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • nanoporous carbons
  • micro/mesopores
  • activated carbon
  • functional materials
  • energy storage
  • supercapacitors
  • sensing
  • separation
  • adsorption

Published Papers (1 paper)

2021

Article
Ab Initio Study of Porous Graphene–CNT Silicon Composite for Li-Ion and Na-Ion Batteries
C 2021, 7(3), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/c7030057 - 29 Jul 2021
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Abstract
In this work, we investigated composite materials based on graphene and carbon nanotubes with a silicon cluster from the standpoint of using them as Li-ion battery (LIB) and Na-ion battery (NIB) anodes. For our study, we used the density functional theory method, taking [...] Read more.
In this work, we investigated composite materials based on graphene and carbon nanotubes with a silicon cluster from the standpoint of using them as Li-ion battery (LIB) and Na-ion battery (NIB) anodes. For our study, we used the density functional theory method, taking into account the van der Waals interaction. The cavities of the composite were filled with lithium and sodium, and the energy characteristics of the structure were calculated through SIESTA molecular dynamics. The calculations showed the negative energy of adsorption for lithium and sodium and the negative value of the heat of formation of the composites. The introduction of a silicon cluster led to an increase in the specific capacity by 22.2% for the sodium and 37% for the lithium in comparison with the pure composite. The calculation of the transmission function showed a decrease in the resistance of the composite when a silicon cluster was added to the composite. We predict that the application of the considered composite will increase the efficiency of existing lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. Full article
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