Special Issue "Advanced Carbon Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Carbon is a fascinating material that displays a number of interesting properties. The compounds it creates can be found both in everyday life as well as in many areas of science and industry. In materials engineering, it has been used for centuries as one of the basic components of steels and alloys.
In surface engineering, carbon is primarily a component of thin films. Among the wide range of carbon layers, coatings, generally referred to as diamond-like coatings (DLCs), seem to have aroused the greatest interest among scientists in recent years. Although these layers have been known about for more than three decades, their intensive development can still be seen, mostly by creating new application technologies and testing the obtained layers. An exceptional combination of physical and chemical parameters gives them a variety of properties which make them more and more attractive in many areas of life, including tools, machines, electronics, medicine, and the automotive and aviation industry.
The latest achievements of this and the past decade in the synthesis of new forms of carbon materials, especially carbon nanotubes, fullerens and graphene, have been another milestone in the development of materials engineering. Above all, these materials have created broad development perspectives for many fields of science and industry. Their unique mechanical, electrical, biological and chemical properties have led to a variety of emerging applications, such as biomimetics, catalysis, filtering, sensing, electronics and energy storage.
Striving for perfection in the field of synthesis of carbon materials with improved or sometimes completely new properties has resulted in the development of advanced processing techniques, including new technologies, new characterization methods, and new functional properties and application possibilities, forming the basis for new ideas and concepts.
This Special Issue of Materials, “Advanced Carbon Materials”, is especially dedicated but not limited to new advances in the field of modeling, synthesis, modification, characterization, and application of carbon-based materials. Papers presenting new contemporary achievements in terms of techniques, process parameters, resulting properties, and possible applications are most welcome.
Dr. Damian Batory
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- carbon nanotubes
- carbon coatings
- carbon layers