Special Issue "Graphene-Based Nanocomposites and Manufacturing"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mahdi Hamidi
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8, Canada
Interests: graphene nanocomposites; functional nanocomposites; functional polymer composite foams
Dr. Changhong Cao
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: mechanics of 2D materials; manufacturing of 2D-materials-based devices/systems; transfer of 2D materials; characterization and characterization technologies of 2D materials; nanomanufacturing
Dr. Guorui Wang
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Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8, Canada
Interests: graphene nanocomposites; nanomechanics; interfaces; 2D materials; thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Graphene continues to infiltrate modern technology thanks to its exceptional mechanical, electrical thermal properties, and high surface area. When optimally incorporated, these atomically thin carbon sheets can significantly enhance the physical and mechanical properties of nanocomposites and nanostructures. Over the last decade, the development of graphene-based nanocomposites and nanostructures has been greatly advanced and evolved by rapidly developing material science and manufacturing techniques. Yet, the number of research works related to graphene-based nanocomposites and nanostructures is growing because of their great promise and potential as next-generation materials for energy management and storage, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, heat dissipation, and structural components, bio/sensors, membranes, etc.

The ever-increasing scientific efforts and advancement in this field encouraged us to introduce this Special Issue on “Graphene-Based Nanocomposites and Manufacturing” to cover the latest advances in the different aspects of graphene-based nanocomposites from materials development, manufacturing, characterization, and theoretical calculation to applications demonstration.

Therefore, we invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue which focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on the following topics:

  • Graphene nanocomposites in sensing, EMI shielding, heat dissipation and energy management;
  • Graphene nanocomposites with different host matrices;
  • Graphene-based porous structures, films, membranes and coatings;
  • Biomedical applications of graphene-based structures;
  • Novel characterization technologies of graphene and graphene-based nanocomposites;
  • Manufacturing of graphene and graphene-based nanocomposites;
  • Scalable transferring technologies of graphene/2D materials.

Dr. Mahdi Hamidi
Dr. Changhong Cao
Dr. Guorui Wang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Graphene nanocomposites
  • Sensing
  • EMI shielding
  • Heat and energy management
  • Graphene membrane
  • Mechanical/thermal/dielectric/electronic properties
  • Structure–property relationships
  • Interphases/interfaces
  • Chemical functionalization

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Multiple Equilibria and Buckling of Functionally Graded Graphene Nanoplatelet-Reinforced Composite Arches with Pinned-Fixed End
Crystals 2020, 10(11), 1003; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10111003 - 05 Nov 2020
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This paper presents an analytical study on the multiple equilibria and buckling of pinned-fixed functionally graded graphene nanoplatelet-reinforced composite (FG-GPLRC) arches under central point load. It is assumed that graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) in each GPLRC layer are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented with [...] Read more.
This paper presents an analytical study on the multiple equilibria and buckling of pinned-fixed functionally graded graphene nanoplatelet-reinforced composite (FG-GPLRC) arches under central point load. It is assumed that graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) in each GPLRC layer are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented with its concentration varying layer-wise along the thickness direction. The Halpin–Tsai micromechanics-based model is used to estimate the effective elastic modulus of GPLRC. The non-linear equilibrium path and buckling load of the pinned-fixed FG-GPLRC arch are subsequently derived by employing the principle of virtual work. The effects of GPLs distribution, weight fraction, size and geometry on the buckling load are examined comprehensively. It is found that the buckling performances of FG-GPLRC arches can be significantly improved by using GPLs as reinforcing nanofillers. It is also found that the non-linear equilibrium path of the pinned-fixed FG-GPLRC arch have multiple limit points and non-linear equilibrium branches when the arch is with a special geometric parameter. Full article
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The Future of Carbon: An Update on Graphene’s Dermal, Inhalation, and Gene Toxicity
Crystals 2020, 10(9), 718; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10090718 - 19 Aug 2020
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Recent studies on gene, inhalation and dermal toxicity of few-layer graphene have revealed much lower health risk than expected. This could pave the way for graphene as a young member of the nanocarbons family to become the “heir presumptive” to the long-reigning carbon [...] Read more.
Recent studies on gene, inhalation and dermal toxicity of few-layer graphene have revealed much lower health risk than expected. This could pave the way for graphene as a young member of the nanocarbons family to become the “heir presumptive” to the long-reigning carbon black. Full article
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