Special Issue "Composite Carbon Fibers"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: materials processing; composite materials; fibers; manufacturing; nanotechnology; energy conversion; mechanical design; mechanics of materials
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Composite carbon fibers consist of multiple phases, a continuous carbon phase and additive phases. The continuous carbon fiber phase serves as the matrix, which provides the mechanical strength for the composite fibers. The additive phases including oxide particles, carbon nanotubes, organic or inorganic coatings, and graphene sheets are functional components. Such functional components allow composite carbon fibers to be useful in various fields. For example, ceramics-coated carbon fibers can improve the thermal shock and ablation property of high-temperature-resistant composite materials. Bi–Te or Sb–Te particle-containing carbon fibers demonstrate excellent thermoelectric energy conversion performance. Iron-oxide-loaded carbon fibers have been considered to be used as anode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries. Titanium oxide nanoparticle-embedded carbon fibers show photovoltaic behavior. Composite carbon fibers are also proposed for building flexible sensors and energy convertors.
The objective of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for researchers to publish important findings and exchange ideas on the fundamental studies and applications of composite carbon fibers. Research papers and review articles are welcome. The scope of the Special Issue is on, but not limited to, the following topics: composite carbon fiber processing and manufacturing technology, structure and morphology studies, mechanical testing, physical property characterization, electrochemical performance evaluation, and exploration of new applications.
Dr. Yong X. Gan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Composite carbon fiber
- Processing method
- Manufacturing technology
- Activated composite carbon fiber
- Particle-containing carbon fiber
- Nanotube-added carbon fiber
- Coating on carbon fiber
- Energy storage
- Mechanical property
- Failure mechanisms
- Energy conversion
- Environment protection
- Water purification
- High temperature resistance
- Oxidation prevention
- Biomedical applications
- Flexible electronics