Special Issue "Carbon Nanotube Engineering"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Dmitry G. Kvashnin
E-Mail Website1 Website2
Guest Editor
1. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation
2. National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Moscow, Russian Federation
Interests: 2D materials; crystal structure prediction; electronic properties engineering; low-dimentional structures; theoretical materials science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanotubes, a unique one-dimensional material, have attracted huge interest from researchers since their discovery more than two decades ago. The outstanding physical and chemical properties of carbon nanotubes allowed them to occupy an important place in many scientific and technological applications such as electronics, optics, transistors, bolometers, actuators, sensors, etc. Intriguingly, the properties of carbon nanotubes might significantly vary (from metallic to semiconducting properties) depending on their geometry (chirality angle). This potential variance initiates a novel recently developed area of nanotube chirality engineering, which is finding promising ways of modifying the physical and chemical properties of nanotubes. The increasing amount of research around carbon nanotubes indicates an abiding interest in such unique one-dimensional nanoobjects.

We invite researchers to make a contribution to this Special Issue on “Carbon Nanotube Engineering”, that is intended to cover broad aspects of science and technology including nanotube properties engineering and their application.

The potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:

- Promising ways to tune the structure and properties of nanotubes

- Synthesis of carbon nanotubes

- Chirality engineering

- Defect-induced modification of nanotubes

- Modification of carbon nanotube structure

- Physical and chemical properties of nanotubes

- Application in existing and new areas of science and technology

- Defects in carbon nanostructures

Dr. Dmitry G. Kvashnin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Chirality engineering
  • Nanotube properties
  • Defects in nanotubes
  • Physical properties
  • Adsorption
  • Characterization
  • Nanotube synthesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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