Special Issue "Carbon Fibers"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Phillips
Department of Physics, Spanagel Hall, Room 203, 833 Dyer Road, Monterey, CA 93943-5216, USA
Website: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/GSEAS/Departments/Physics/Faculty/vita/Prof.-Jonathon-Phillips.html
E-Mail: jphillip@nps.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remarkably, truly novel structures are still being found for materials made of a single element: carbon. Perhaps there is a ‘revolution’ in carbon-only materials. Indeed, recently, two Nobel prizes were awarded for new forms of carbon: for fullerenes in 1996, and for graphene in 2010. Yet, there is still more to discover and to explain. In this Special Issue, we invite original papers relating to just one area of carbon research: fibers. Papers on carbon fibers classified as phenomenological, application-focused, fundamental, or some combination of the aforementioned are all invited. Phenomenological topics of interest include the impact of operating parameters (e.g., gas phase, catalyst, temperature, etc.) on growth rate, fiber size, strength, conductivity, thermal properties, and corrosion resistance. Papers that include information regarding any application of carbon are welcome (e.g., applications in next-generation integrated circuits, capacitors, high strength materials, composite materials, sensors, etc.). Fundamental issues of interest to the editor and others include the mechanism of growth, the role of catalysts, surface chemistry and the means to modify it, and ad/bsorption processes. I look forward to submissions from many old friends and to making new friends.

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Phillips
Guest Editor


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  • carbon fiber
    • properties
    • applications
    • growth mechanism
    • catalysis
    • surface chemistry

Published Papers (3 papers)

Materials 2014, 7(3), 1801-1813; doi:10.3390/ma7031801
Received: 27 November 2013; in revised form: 27 December 2013 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1483-1501; doi:10.3390/ma7031483
Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 75-84; doi:10.3390/ma7010075
Received: 11 November 2013; in revised form: 5 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 December 2013 / Published: 20 December 2013
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Last update: 20 August 2013

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