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Special Issue "Electrical, Thermal and Optical Properties of Nanocarbon Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dawid Janas

Department of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
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Interests: materials science; nanotechnology; chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Researchers’ interest in carbon nanostructures has been ignited worldwide since their discovery. Carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other forms of carbon have shown remarkable thermal, electrical, and optical properties. This has given us hope that, thanks to them, we will be able to replace many traditionally used materials at present, the performance of which is often close to their theoretical limits.

It is my pleasure to invite you to this Special Issue of Materials, which aims to discuss recent findings in the area of their electrical, thermal, and optical properties with a special focus on how microstructure and composition affects them. In particular, it would be worthwhile to elaborate on how the modification of these nanocarbon architectures influences the way these materials interact with light and/or transfer electrical/thermal energy. These factors should be considered for both individual nanocarbon macromolecules such as nanotubes/flakes and their networks in the form of fibers/thin films.

Contributions such as communications, regular articles, or reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Dawid Janas
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Nanocarbon materials (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene)
  • Structure control during synthesis or sorting
  • Electrical properties
  • Doping
  • Thermal properties
  • Optical properties
  • Quantum dots
  • Photoluminescence
  • Functional materials
  • Macroscopic ensembles (fibers, thin films, and coatings).

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Improved Performance of Graphene in Heat Dissipation when Combined with an Orientated Magnetic Carbon Fiber Skeleton under Low-Temperature Thermal Annealing
Materials 2019, 12(6), 954; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12060954
Received: 6 March 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 20 March 2019 / Published: 22 March 2019
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The high thermal conductivity and stability, outstanding mechanical properties, and low weight make graphene suitable for many applications in the realm of thermal management, especially in high integration systems. Herein, we report a high-performance, low-temperature reduced graphene oxide/magnetic carbon fiber composite film. Magnetic [...] Read more.
The high thermal conductivity and stability, outstanding mechanical properties, and low weight make graphene suitable for many applications in the realm of thermal management, especially in high integration systems. Herein, we report a high-performance, low-temperature reduced graphene oxide/magnetic carbon fiber composite film. Magnetic carbon fibers were prepared using a co-precipitation method, and the graphene oxide solution was prepared using an improved Hummers’ method. The magnetic carbon fibers were orientated by magnetite and immersed in the graphene oxide solution during filtration, followed by annealing at 800 °C. The composite film exhibited improved thermal conductivity (over 600 W/m·K) and mechanical properties (tensile strength of 37.1 MPa and bending cycle of up to 8000). The experimental results illustrate that the graphene in the composite membrane provides heat transfer channels to promote in-plane thermal conductivity, while the magnetic carbon fiber acts as a scaffold to reinforce the mechanical properties and improve the quality of the graphene. Due to the synergistic effect of the graphene and magnetic carbon, this composite has wide potential applications in heat dissipation. Full article
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