Special Issue "Graphene-based Materials, Their Composites and Potential Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Cristina Ramirez
Guest Editor
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: ceramic matrix composites; large-scale 2D-material processing methods; ceramic reinforcement; Raman spectroscopy characterization
Prof. Maria Isabel Osendi
Guest Editor
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: ceramic matrix composites; additive manufacturing; protective coatings; ceramic material reinforcement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Monolayer graphene was first isolated 15 years ago, attracting the attention of scientific community, because of its exceptional electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Over the years, this groundbreaking achievement has received worldwide attention, and has raised exaggerated expectations for prompt applications that may have contributed to provoking certain disappointment. However, it is evident that a full understanding of its fundamental physics and properties has been gained, as well as a significant advancement in scaling-up the production methods. From a broad and yet realistic perspective, this material has also opened new opportunities for the development of novel composites, with notably enhanced properties. In parallel, new routes for the preparation of bulk porous graphene materials and foams that envisage fascinating applications in areas such as environmental science, bio-medicine, or energy, have grown without stopping.

This Special Issue is focused on presenting the current research on graphene-based polymer and ceramic composites, with tentative applications in diverse fields, such as energy production and storage, environment protection, catalysis, biomedicine, and wearable electronic and sensing devices. Concurrently, recent advancements in the preparation routes, the functionalization and consolidation methods for thin films, and bulk porous and 3D-printed graphene-type structures are the chief aims of the present Special Issue.

Dr. Cristina Ramirez
Prof. Maria Isabel Osendi
Guest Editors

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  • synthesis of graphene-based materials
  • graphene/polymer composites
  • graphene/ceramic composites
  • porous bulk graphene
  • three-dimensional graphene networks
  • 3D printing
  • catalysis
  • polluted water treatment
  • supercapacitors
  • batteries
  • wearable electronics
  • chemical sensors
  • mechanical sensors
  • thermal interface materials
  • inks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Properties and applications of graphene-based ceramic composites: A review

C. Ramirez, J.J. Moyano, M. Belmonte, P. Miranzo, M. I Osendi

Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC), Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain


The role of the graphene characteristics on the electrical and thermal performance of graphene/silicon carbide nanocomposites

Benito Román-Mansoa, Filipe M. Figueiredob , M. Isabel Osendi, Manuel Belmontea, Pilar Miranzoa

aInstitute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC), Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain

bUniversity of Aveiro, Ceramics & Glass Eng. Dep., CICECO, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

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